As J.P. in the 1994 film Angels in the Outfield always said, "Hey, it could happen."
If the Panthers see LSU's Morris Claiborne drop to them at the ninth overall selection, you may see a record in the NFL Draft for the fastest selection in history.
With their ineffective defense against both the pass and run, Claiborne should be Carolina's most coveted prospect in the entire draft.
At 6'0" and 185 lbs, Claiborne has been one of college football's best cornerbacks over the last two seasons. In fact, he may be the best defensive player coming out in 2012. He has good hands, exceptional speed and the ability to be an elite cover corner in the NFL.
Claiborne appears to be a slam dunk pick and has even warranted more praise than his former teammate and the fifth overall selection from last year's draft, Patrick Peterson.
Here's how this could happen:
Third pick: Minnesota takes Matt Kalil
Fourth pick: Cleveland takes Ryan Tannehill
Fifth pick: Tampa Bay take Trent Richardson
Sixth pick: St. Louis take Justin Blackmon
Seventh pick: Jacksonville takes Melvin Ingram/Michael Floyd
Eighth pick: Miami takes: Quinton Coples/Michael Floyd
(For a more detailed explanation of this scenario, please check out my last piece by pressing on this link.)
But if this does happen, all of Charlotte should be gearing up for 2012 postseason run.
LSU's Claiborne would undoubtedly be the Panthers' best first-round outcome of the 2012 NFL Draft.