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2016 Cincy Jungle Community NFL Mock Draft: Carolina Panthers select...

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Cornerback became an even bigger need for the Panthers this week after Carolina rescinded Josh Norman's franchise tag. Norman is now on the Redskins; what will the Panthers do in response?

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

With the 30th pick in the 2016 Cincy Jungle Community NFL Mock Draft, Carolina Panthers GM, Primal Fury, selects...

Kendall Fuller, Cornerback, Virginia Tech

When the Panthers decided to rescind the franchise tag on Josh Norman, their need at cornerback became even more desperate than it was.

Kendall Fuller is the best corner left on the board and the fit seems to be there with Carolina playing mainly zone schemes, in which Fuller will excel. He has a tendency to get beat deep in one-on-one coverage but is very aggressive when the ball is in the air in his zone. The combination of need (the Panthers' best returning player at the position is returning from injury -- Bene Benwikere) and scheme fit, makes Carolina pass on DL and go CB in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Mock Draft Order:

1. TitansOT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
2. BrownsQB Jared Goff, California
3. ChargersCB Jalen Ramsey, FSU
4. CowboysDE Joey Bosa, OSU
5. JaguarsLB Myles Jack, UCLA
6. RavensRB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
7. 49ers - DL DeForest Buckner, Oregon
8. Eagles - CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
9. Buccaneers - DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson
10. Giants - OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
11. Bears - LB Leonard Floyd, Georgia
12. Saints - DT Sheldon Rankins, Louisville
13. DolphinsLB Reggie Ragland,  Alabama
14. Raiders - CB Mackenzie Alexander, Clemson
15. RamsQB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
16. LionsDE Kevin Dodd, Clemson
17. FalconsLB Darron Lee, OSU
18. ColtsDT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama
19. BillsDE Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky
20. JetsOT Jack Conklin, Michigan State
21. RedskinsDT Jarran Reed, Alabama
22. TexansWR Corey Coleman, Baylor
23. VikingsWR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
24. BengalsWR Josh Doctson, TCU
25. SteelersDT Andrew Billings, Baylor
26. SeahawksOT Taylor Decker, OSU
27. PackersDT Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech
28. ChiefsCB William Jackson III, Houston
29. CardinalsC Ryan Kelly, Alabama
30. Panthers - CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech