Nearly two months ago, an article was published on here discussing the picks of the NFL's leading draft experts and analysts. This slideshow will revisit that article as Bleacher Report is focusing on the projected players selected to go to the Carolina Panthers in the first round of next month's draft.
There should be some familiar names here but don't rule out the possibility of some new ones either. The needs of the Panthers are still the same and high value remains for a wide receiver, offensive tackle and cornerback. Carolina's thrifty spending in free agency has done little to make people think any of its major needs have been addressed.
Spoiler alert: the draft panelists at CBSSports.com have all leaned towards an offensive tackle as the Panthers' first selection of the 2014 draft. This article should create a decent amount of buzz with the draft being 30 days away.
Feel free to submit your pick for the Carolina Panthers first-round pick in the comments section.
Sources for mock drafts include the Charlotte Observer, CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated. Projections on this list have been made in the month of February unless otherwise noted. Stats courtesy of Sports-Reference.com and scouting reports provided by CBSSports.com