The 2014 Reese's Senior Bowl is set to kick off on January 25, and already, the NFL has made its presence felt with the attendance of many team scouts and representatives. The Carolina Panthers have their scouting department on hand to evaluate the next crop of rookie talent and will use those reports to determine which players will best help the team in the future.
Carolina has plenty of needs, and it makes sense they will focus primarily on those players who play at wide receiver, offensive line and defensive back. Of course, it is possible they will be looking at other positions too. General manager Dave Gettleman proved he isn't hesitant about adding depth to other positions that really didn't need any upgrade as evident from the 2013 draft.
Between the North and South rosters, there are plenty of seniors for the Carolina scouts to grade between now and the time the game ends. With any luck, they will have a preliminary idea of how their big board will shape out going into the combine.
The key to building a successful team is finding the right player whether it's a first-rounder or a mid-round gem. The Panthers have a good history of landing quality players who meet both criteria. Here are 10 players Carolina should keep a close eye on during the Senior Bowl practices and games.
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