Carolina Panthers 2013 Mock Draft: Expect New GM to Draft for Defense

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 Carolina Panthers 2013 Mock Draft: Expect New GM to Draft for Defense
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Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman is two days away from kicking off his inaugural draft at the helm of the Panthers' front office.

Once Roger Goodell puts the Panthers on the clock, Gettleman will be tasked with addressing Carolina's needs at safety, defensive tackle, cornerback and wide receiver.

The Panthers may be a couple of pieces away from being serious playoff contenders, but they only have five draft picks this year so Gettleman will have to make every pick count.

With such limited resources, what position will Gettleman target in the first round? 

Should Gettleman draft the best player available, or should he draft for need?

Let's take a look at one scenario that could unfold for the Carolina Panthers this weekend in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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