2021 NFL Draft Pick 204: Carolina Panthers Select Shi Smith
With the 204th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, Shi Smith was drafted by the Carolina Panthers.
Shi Smith spent 4 years at South Carolina who posted 174 receptions for 2,204 yards and 13 TDs. He’s a 22 year old who’s 5’10 186lbs, and he has incredible hands. Go watch his one handed catch against Ole Miss, and you’ll see why Carolina drafted this guy.
Shi Smith will see a crowded WR room in Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore, and fellow 2021 NFL Draft pick Terrace Marshall. He should compete for the WR4 spot in Carolina. With Anderson only having 1 year left on his contract, Smith could be sneaky value in 2022.
He won’t be very fantasy relevant his rookie year, but he would have WR3 upside in 2022, so he’s someone I’d take a flyer on in Rookie Drafts. He’s someone I would target in the 4th round range of those drafts. If injuries happen for the Panthers WR’s, he will be a guy who will step up in a big way.
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