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5 Reasons Why Carolina Needs to Draft a Wide Receiver in Round 1

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5 Reasons Why Carolina Needs to Draft a Wide Receiver in Round 1
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Cam Newton (1) has found success with Steve Smith (89) but another WR can elevate the Carolina offense.

The Carolina Panthers have been meeting with many draft prospects during the offseason and evaluating combine numbers, pro days and game tape. 

The majority of this year's prospects whom the Panthers have interviewed or worked out privately have been those who play a position at which Carolina needs to improve this upcoming season.

While defensive tackle has been a much analyzed position in terms of first-round selections, the Panthers would be wise to consider taking a wide receiver with the 14th overall pick.  The consensus among many fans suggests that Carolina needs to find someone who can make the passing game a lot more effective.

There are plenty of reasons why the Panthers should take a certain player or draft at a particular position. Here are five reasons why Carolina needs to draft a wide receiver in the first round.



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