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If you're still watching the draft at this point in the proceedings, you are indeed a warrior and most likely alienating those close to you. However, for the teams in their respective war room, strategy and selection become even more important.
Round 5 could be the round the Panthers decide to take a quarterback to back up Cam Newton. They may even focus on adding more depth to crucial areas or pursue another player at a position nobody currently sees coming.
Aaron Murray, QB, (UGA)
Had Murray not been injured in the home finale against Kentucky, he might be projected a little higher than a fifth-round pick. However, he has a history of being durable and when he is on his game, he is one of the best to throw the ball. He lacks the size of Newton, but he does have the ability to move around in the pocket and make plays with his legs. He can make the deep throw and knows how to find the open receiver. At 6'1", he is short by NFL standards, but he makes up for it with heart and leadership.
Jeff Janis, WR (Saginaw Valley St.)
This young man dominated in Division II, and while the smaller-school players seldom get any respect, Janis could give Carolina an under-the-radar option. He has great size at 6'2" and 212 pounds, which he used to his advantage to put up big numbers at the collegiate level. Furthermore, he impressed last week during Senior Bowl practices, even though he had an underwhelming performance in the actual game.
Tyler Gaffney, RB (Stanford)
There is no telling about what the future holds for Carolina at the running back position. There is speculation they will retain everyone from last year's roster, and there are those who have been waiting to see either DeAngleo Williams or Jonathan Stewart traded.
If the latter happens, Gaffney could be a great candidate to replace the player who leaves. Last season, Gaffney rushed for 1,709 yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. It remains to be seen what happens to the holdover running backs, but anything is possible.
Ryan Carrethers, DT (Arkansas St.)
Remember last year when Carolina moved both Nate Chandler and Sione Fua from defensive tackle to offensive guard?
Well, Fua is gone and there is no telling what will happen to Chandler. The Panthers have two quality young defensive tackles in Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short, plus the veteran presence of Dwan Edwards for at least one more season.
That being said, it may be time to focus on adding another solid player to the position. Carrethers had 93 tackles and four sacks last season, so he is able to make some noise up front. Being taken in the fifth round allows him to grow with the defense and learn from the guys who have been at the pro level awhile.
Marcus Martin, C (USC)
There is a chance the Panthers decide to add depth all around the entire offensive line, and that would mean bringing in a new center.
Ryan Kalil isn't going anywhere and Jeff Byers has served well as a backup. Martin probably would have been a top pick in next year's draft had he not declared early. He is good at what he does as he was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team this past season. He has good size (6'3", 310 pounds) for the league and would fit in with Dave Gettleman's draft strategy.
He could be the best player available late in round five if still on the board.