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Many may be lobbying for a defensive tackle to be taken with Carolina's first-round pick, but given the fact that this particular class is deep at the position, new general manager Dave Gettleman could look to build around his franchise quarterback in Cam Newton.
To be frank, the future of this franchise rides on Newton. If he continues to take the hits that he did last season, the Panthers may not be around long enough to reach the postseason.
That's where Alabama's Chance Warmack comes in.
Warmack is the top guard in this draft class. He has the power, athleticism and attitude to assure himself as a first-round selection come April. And even though he hasn't played a snap in the league, Warmack could end up as an All-Pro talent. Yes, he's that potent.
The Alabama product is a top-10 talent in the class and will immediately add depth to a very thin offensive line. Warmack should help keep Cam off the ground and keep the team's very expensive rushing attack of DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart going.