Carolina Panthers – Sammie Coates (Wide Receiver, Auburn)

Carolina Panthers – Sammie Coates (Wide Receiver, Auburn)

Carolina Panthers – Sammie Coates (Wide Receiver, Auburn)
The Panthers were able to adjust to Steve Smith’s absence in 2014 by drafting Kelvin Benjamin, but they still require some more offensive weapons. Cam Newton is routinely asked to win games by himself because he has barely any options. Benjamin and Greg Olsen are both impressive players, but the Panthers need another wide receiver. Sammie Coates is an inconsistent wide receiver, but he has all of the physical tools to take over big games. Coates also has the speed and size to take more defenders, leaving Benjamin open on other routes.
Baltimore Ravens – Melvin Gordon (Running Back, Wisconsin)
Apart from the Ray Rice factor, the Ravens have other issues at running back. Justin Forsett is a free agent and Bernard Pierce isn’t a legitimate starter. Melvin Gordon from Wisconsin will be a smart choice to either start or back up Justin Forsett is he is signed to a long-term contract. Gordon is a big, fast running back with the ability to hit big runs. While Gordon will need to work on his pass protection and catching ability, he will still provide big plays to open up the passing game for Joe Flacco. Dallas Cowboys – Malcolm Brown (Defensive Tackle, Texas)
Like the Lions, the Cowboys will also be in the hunt for another defensive tackle after declining Henry Melton’s contract options. Malcolm Brown from Texas has been rising up draft boards after an impressive 2014 season. Brown is quicker than expected for a man his size (6’2”, 320 lbs.) and he possesses quick, powerful hands. Brown can play in both a 3-4 and a 4-3, so he will have a smaller learning curve than most players. The Cowboys would benefit from a player like Brown that is intelligent and always looking for the ball. Denver Broncos – Devin Funchess (Wide Receiver, Michigan)
The Denver Broncos have a tough offseason on their hands with the likely departure of receiver Wes Welker and the possible departure of quarterback Peyton Manning. Even worse, the Broncos have both of their main pass catchers in Demaryius and Julius Thomas set to hit free agency. While the Broncos will likely use the franchise tag on Demaryius, they will still have to reach a deal with Julius Thomas. If this deal can’t be made, the Broncos will need to find some more receivers/tight ends to insert in the offense. Devin Funchess from Michigan is a receiver who also spent time at tight end during his collegiate career. Funchess is a big receiver at 6’5” and 230 pounds, and he used this size to his advantage. The Broncos could use Funchess all over the field, filling the potential hole left by Julius Thomas.

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