The Carolina Panthers have an athletic, pass-catching tight end at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday – not named Greg Olsen.

But former Miami tight end David Njoku, who indicated on the Rich Eisen Show he was visiting the Panthers on Thursday, has ties to Olsen.

Both starred for the Hurricanes and spoke at the combine last month when Olsen was in Indianapolis breaking down the tight ends for NFL Network.

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“He’s a great mentor of mine,” Njoku told Eisen on Wednesday. “He’s a great guy. I’ve known him for a while. He’s really good.”

Olsen could be mentoring his successor if the Panthers decide to draft the 6-4, 246-pound Njoku, who’s a first-round prospect.

In fact, draft analyst Lance Zierlein compared Njoku to Olsen in his combine bio for NFL.com, calling Njoku an “ascending pass catching talent with elite athleticism and enough fight in his run blocking to believe that he can be lined up anywhere on the field at any time.”