After months of scouting and analyzing this year's draft class, it's almost time for the prospects to start coming off the board.
The Carolina Panthers have five picks at this point, as they don't have selections in the third and seventh rounds. If the right opportunity presented itself, David Gettleman would likely be willing to move back in order to stockpile picks.
Although Gettleman did his best to fill holes with limited financial resources, the Panthers still have numerous needs. Carolina could use improvements at defensive tackle, wide receiver, along the offensive line and at safety.
Most mock drafts from around the web have the Panthers targeting either a defensive tackle or wide receiver in the first round. Addressing one of those positions appears to make sense a week before the draft, but we are talking about one of the most unpredictable events in all of sports.
It will be up to the Panthers front office to get the maximum value with each pick, as the current roster has the potential to challenge the Atlanta Falcons for the divisional title if things break the right way.
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