With all the activity that is about to take place over the next few weeks it is easy to forget that most of these teams already have solid game plans heading into free agency, but what will really separate the winners from the losers is their ability to react when things don't go there way.
No front office will face more pressure immediately than the Carolina Panthers. Coming off the worst record in the NFL, the Panthers have a new coaching staff and need to move on from the John Fox era— and do so quickly.
Getting a game-changing quarterback was the first step but, Cam Newton may not be ready come the first week of the season to really take over, especially as a rookie. The Panthers must take steps on both sides of the ball with potential losses like Charles Johnson, Richard Marshall and DeAngelo Williams all real possibilities.
The Panthers will have to add some key pieces in some very key spots if the wish to contend. Here are the top 10 on their wish list.