More from ESPN's John Clayton. He provided a short primer about the wide receiver battle coming up in Panthers training camp. Despite the fact that Carolina spent a first-round pick on Kelvin Benjamin, Clayton says that Jerricho Cotchery is expected to open camp as the team's No. 1 wideout, and "every spot after that is open."
Clayton also writes in small doses about the messy receiving corps in Seattle, New England, and St. Louis as well as the 49ers' backup running back battle, on which I have already chimed in. You can see it all via the link below.
Cotchery may be atop the depth chart according to Clayton, but fantasy owners consider Benjamin to be the de facto No. 1. He is the only Panthers wide receiver who shows up on FFToolbox's WR ADP chart. Cotchery, Tiquan Underwood , and Jason Avant are nowhere in sight. You're not considering any of those players until the later rounds, so why not shoot for the upside that the gigantic Benjamin possesses instead of settling for the 32-year-old Cotchery?