3 Players The Carolina Panthers Are Likely To Draft In The 1st Round Are...

The Carolina Panthers will have plenty of options to choose from in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft when they hit the clock at #25. However, there's just a select few guys who'll be at the top of the team's wishlist heading into the festivities in Chicago. Here's our list of 3 Players The Panthers Are Likely To Draft In The 1st Round.

WR Jaelen Strong - Arizona State

Strong is the most physical receiver in the draft, and his toughness will serve him well in the NFL. He’s not afraid to go over the middle and take on defenders, and his strong hands help him win most 50-50 balls that come his way. He isn’t projected to go until later in the first round, but Carolina is looking for someone they can put next to Kelvin Benjamin, and Strong would give them another big, athletic target.

OT DJ Humphries - Florida

A Charlotte native who played his prep ball at Mallard Creek High, the 6-foot-5, 307-pound Humphries has a fantastic motor which borders are pure meanness in the trenches. While he'll need seasoning in order to get the complexities and speed of the NFL game down pat, his raw physical gifts and ability to maintain a wide base in the face of pressure make him an easy Panthers target if he's available in the late 1st round.

OT Ereck Flowers - Miami

Flowers plays with a true edge and a pronounced chip on his shoulder, and that aggressiveness will serve him well in the NFL trenches. The Panthers have struggled mightily to protect and secure Cam Newton's blind side after Jordan Gross' retirement last season, and Flowers' impressive size/strength combination could be just what the team needs to plug that hole right up.

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