With the twenty-fourth pick overall in the 2018 Steven Ridley NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select:
Justin Reid; Defensive Back from the University of Stanford.
Head Coach Ron Rivera likes defensive players who are natural born leaders, young and athletic Players like Justin Reid come once every so often; his versatility being his strongest selling point. Pairing him with the likes of Mike Adams gives a big boost to a secondary that already deals with some of the most pass happy offenses in the league in both New Orleans and Atlanta. While Reid does tend to bite hard on play fakes and over-purses on plays at times, his penchant for being able to play any position within the defensive backfield will give Eric Washington all sorts of coverages and looks that will greatly benefit the Panthers front seven.