The Carolina Panthers are ready to descend upon Indianapolis for a final opportunity to watch, evaluate and grade this year's incoming draft class. Dave Gettleman and his staff have their share of targets and sleepers who will make up the Carolina big board.
Carolina's top targets will be instrumental in setting the franchise up for long-term success, while the sleeper prospects could evolve into solid starters or future Pro Bowlers like Greg Hardy.
The Panthers should have a list of top targets that address their biggest needs. Prospects who play wide receiver, offensive lineman or defensive back should be considerably deep as they will most likely account for Carolina's first three or four picks.
Sleepers and solid backup players will be scouted for their growth potential and how instrumental they can be to the team when called upon.
The following slides will break down different players at different positions with an emphasis on whether they are a top target or sleeper prospect. There will be several players to fill both categories as the team will have to assemble a backup plan if a desired prospect is taken before Carolina picks.