NFL Draft

3 Teams That Should Trade Up for Panthers' No. 6 Pick in Draft

Devon Platana
Three teams that should trade up for the Carolina Panthers' No. 6 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Three teams that should trade up for the Carolina Panthers' No. 6 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. / Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The 2022 NFL Draft is only a few days away and there's been a lot of talk about teams drafting inside of the top 10 that could trade back. Fans can officially add another team to that list in the form of the Carolina Panthers.

Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer said on Tuesday that even though the team "would feel comfortable" taking certain quarterbacks sixth overall, he's also received several serious calls about teams willing to move up by acquiring Pick No. 6.

The Panthers have several pressing needs to address and acquiring more capital by moving the sixth overall selection would speed up the process.

Here's a look at three teams that should trade up for the Panthers' No. 6 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

2022 NFL Draft Rumors

1. New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints are in dire need of a quarterback to build around, with Kenny Pickett and Malik Willis being the top prospects at their position. Neither player is guaranteed to be available at either of the Saints' first-round picks (No. 16 and 19), which is why they might be enticed to trade with the Panthers to ensure they get someone they like. While the Saints could trade both picks to the Panthers, they also have the 49th and 98th overall selections to work with. Either way, New Orleans has the capital to get things done and should jump at the opportunity to move up if Fitterer is willing to listen.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

Like the Saints, the Pittsburgh Steelers are also in somewhat of a quarterback limbo. FanDuel Sportsbook already has them as a top-3 team to draft either Pickett or Willis, while most draft reports point to them willing to go with whichever of the duo is available. The Steelers currently hold the 20th overall pick, as well as picks No. 52 and 84. If management expects them to be a playoff team next year, the Steelers may also be willing to part with a 2023 first or second-round pick depending on what the other teams are offering Carolina. If Pittsburgh truly believes there's a quarterback to build around for years to come, then trading with the Panthers is a necessity.

3. Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts is currently the Philadelphia Eagles' starting QB for the 2022 campaign, however, recent reports suggest that they aren't convinced that he's their future under center. With two first-round draft picks to work with this week (and a total of five in the top 101), the Eagles could be a realistic trade partner for the Panthers if the former truly wants another quarterback. If not, the Eagles could aim for a standout offensive lineman like Evan Neal or Charles Cross, or even a promising defensive talent like Kayvon Thibodeaux if he begins to fall. Regardless, the Eagles need a game-changer to help them become a threat again and they have the draft capital to trade with the Panthers to make it happen.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.