The 2012 NFL draft is still a long ways away, but the Carolina Panthers are currently 1-5 and are looking like they are poised to finish as one of the worst 10 teams in the league. If that happens it means the Panthers will pick up a top-10 draft pick for the second year in a row.
There are plenty of holes that the Panthers need to fill, however, they have shown improved play this season and look like a much better team than a year ago. Yet in the the NFL the only thing that matters is the amount of wins you finish with.
But for the Panthers this season, being competitive is just as important as the number of wins that they compile in the win column. There are a number of quality prospects in this year's draft class, and with the quarterback position solidified, the Panthers can turn their focus elsewhere.
Here's a list of seven prospects that Carolina will seriously consider—if available—when April's draft rolls around.