The 2012 season was a disappointment, but the way in which the team finished has given the fanbase hope for next season.
It would be a small miracle if Star Lotulelei managed to slip this far, so although he would be a perfect fit, he did not make this list.
The Panthers have immediate needs along the offensive and defensive lines and could also use an upgrade at wide receiver and in the secondary. While every draft is important, this year's edition will be vital to the team's long-term success.
With young franchise cornerstones on both sides of the ball, the Panthers may be another solid draft class away from competing with the Falcons for the NFC South title.