But if teams are comfortable with his injury history, John Ross could end up being a Top 15 or even Top 10 pick in the NFL Draft.
"This is the full Ben & Jerry's", Gettleman said, virtually salivating over the possibilities.
In addition to the eighth overall pick, the Panthers hold three picks on the second day of next week's draft: two second-rounders (40, 64) and a third-rounder (98).
The NFL draft begins on April 27th in Philadelphia and the Redskins have the No. 17 selection in the first round.
How he fits: The Redskins could use an upgrade at running back. However, why does the defending champion get to have all the good players? For us to trade up in the first round, you're going to have to give up a [second- or third-round pick]. McCaffrey would be a better version of Fozzy Whitaker if taken.More news: Bebe Stores to close all stores, becoming latest retail casualty
"If there is a guy there who fits our profile, on and off the field, we're going to take him", he said. Some teams will wonder about his dedication after he skipped Stanford's Bowl game to get ready for the draft.
"Last year was an abberration, and we came out of it well", Gettleman said.
However, just in case there are a few that haven't yet made up their minds, former Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey posted a video on Instagram reminding them that his foot speed is absolutely INSANE.
Carolina Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman says the team is ready for next week's NFL Draft, but Gettleman is not sharing his cards on who the next Panther will be. McCaffrey is a better overall player than Fournette, but that wasn't seen in college. "So, I mean, they both fit with different styles". "If you don't do those three things in the National Football League, you're not winning - plain and simple". Gettleman reminded media members that figuring out a player's fit, particularly in the backfield, is all part of the process. "I would want those guys", he said. He also went on to state that "both running backs would work well within the system".
But it's worth noting that McCaffrey's durability doesn't concern Gettleman. Let's just go and play.