It’s never too early to start thinking about the next batch of college recruits who’ll enter the NFL. The Carolina Panthers managed to acquire a solid haul from their 2021 draft selections, with general manager Scott Fitterer extremely active in the trade market on his way to 11 picks throughout the all-important event. Hopefully, those chosen by the Panthers can turn their versatility and eye-catching athleticism into production on the field. This is a roster that doesn’t appear to be that far away from mounting a postseason challenge, so if their 2021 class hits the ground running it will stand Carolina in enormously good stead next season. No sooner had this spring’s evaluation process ended, scouts across the league were already forming draft boards regarding 2022 prospects that they want to keep a close eye on this season. There should be a more structured college football campaign this time around, with the NFL Scouting Combine also set to make a welcome return next year.