The 2012 NFL free-agency period will start next week, and the Carolina Panthers are going to have a lot of work to do. The Panthers need to bring in some top talent to compete in the 2012 season.
There are plenty of top-name players hitting the market this offseason, and the Panthers need to go after some of them.
Carolina will have a top-10 pick in the 2012 NFL draft, but they have more holes that need to be filled with a veteran presence.
If the Panthers are able to pick some solid free-agent talent, then they could challenge for the NFC South division title, and possibly more.
Let's take a look at five players the Panthers need to target in the 2012 free-agency period.