Still don’t believe that happens. Not even with a rookie wage scale put in place by the Big Cat and the owners.
Carolina has more holes than one guy can fill — that 33rd pick sitting in New England looks pretty good right now, huh Marty? Dan Snyder’s Skins have won their way out of a Top 10 pick and need a franchise QB guy. Snyder is a billionaire with borderline HOF coach. The Big Cat is not and does not have a coach. The one thing that argues against the Panthers trading down is Marty Hurney’s ego — Bill Polian traded out of #1 overall to start the franchise off. Turned out pretty well. If Marty does the same thing, instant measuring stick.
Now as to the question of should the Panthers trade down — don’t know. Too early. Depends on the coach, staff, and the labor situation.