The Panthers selected Scarlett in the firth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 154th overall.
Scarlett will almost exclusively act as a two-down back for Carolina, which should come as no surprise for those who have watched the redshirt junior "develop" as a receiver at Florida. Scarlett flashed a bit of speed at the combine, registering a 4.47 40-yard dash that seemed to back up the acceleration he displayed on tape. More of a downhill runner capable of bullying forward for extra yards, it's not hard to envision a scenario in which Scarlett takes on a role similar to what C.J. Anderson provided in his abbreviated 2018 campaign with the Panthers, though the former should prove to be far more explosive if given enough space.