Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Why They Could
Potentially the best prospect in this draft class, A.J. Green is a flat-out playmaker. At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, he has fantastic size, but also burner speed with some of the best hands in college football. In only nine games, he notched 57 receptions for 848 yards and 9 touchdowns. He also showed up against the team's stiffest competition; he grabbed nine catches for 168 yards and two touchdowns against Auburn.
Green would provide a target for young quarterback Jimmy Clausen, and would immediately make the Panthers' offense more threatening with running back Jonathan Stewart, a solid offensive line and weapons like David Gettis and Steve Smith in the passing game. They could easily rebound from the last-ranked offense in the league.
Why They Won't
Green was suspended the first four games of this season after selling his jersey to someone who qualified as an agent. While it's no character concern, teams might be worried. Also, the worry of taking a wide receiver No.1 overall could be too much to handle.