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2017 NFL Draft: Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman ranked as Panthers' highest-rated prospect, per ESPN

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The NFL Draft is fast approaching and, similar to what quarterback Tom Savage did a few years back, signal-caller Nathan Peterman is making a pretty steep rise up NFL Draft boards.

Peterman was mostly a bust at Tennessee and his NFL Draft stock didn't look too promising when he came to Pitt. But he really developed over the past two years and with some success, has catapulted himself into the draft discussion for quarterbacks. recently put together a list of their top 100 prospects and it was Peterman who is the Panthers' highest-rated player. Checking in at No. 63, they essentially have him as a fringe second-round pick right now. The only other Panther on the board is Dorian Johnson, who is at No. 94.

Two other Pitt guys that should be selected are running back James Conner and tackle Adam Bisnowaty. Conner, of course, is the only early entrant in that group.

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