By Thor Draper Jr
The Carolina Panthers would benefit from using a draft pick on the Jet Award winner…
If the Jet Award were a bumper sticker and the Carolina Panthers a sparkling new truck, you could bet your bottom dollar that on the bumper you’d find that sticker. A proponent of Jet Award winners, the Panthers front office has historically pursued recipients of this honor.
The Jet Award was created in 2011 to recognize college football’s most outstanding return specialist. Joe Adams was the inaugural winner selected and later he was drafted by the Panthers in the fourth-round of the 2012 draft. Five years later, Carolina selected the 2015 Jet Award winner, Christian McCaffrey. The Panthers are currently the only team to have more than one player drafted after winning this award.
In the upcoming NFL Draft, Carolina should extend their tradition of grabbing the nations most talented return-man by selecting University of Washington wide receiver, Dante Pettis.
Cited as a dedicated route runner with an excellent work ethic, Pettis would be a welcome addition to the Panthers roster. Currently, he holds two NCAA records for both consecutive games with a punt return for a touchdown (3) and broke DeSean Jackson‘s Pac-12 record, amassing nine scoring punt returns during his...