The NFL combine serves as a measuring stick for owners, general managers and scouts to get one final look at a prospect before the draft. Sure, there are still the pro days to consider, but the combine is the NFL's ultimate interview for an incoming draft class.
Carolina will have their scouting department in attendance to evaluate the players and determine which of them are worthy of their time and attention. Attention to detail and accurate grades will allow the Panthers to construct a successful draft class in 2014.
It was those keen observations that allowed Carolina to unexpectedly draft middle linebacker Luke Kuechly in 2012 and considering his first two years on the field, his selection was brilliant.
What will Carolina be looking for at the combine this year?
There are several factors they will have to take into consideration—many of them related to their needs. However, if everything goes well and their reports are true to form, their 2014 draft class should allow for the Panthers to build upon their successful 2013 campaign.