The Panthers currently stand at 4-8 and barring an amazing stretch of events, they will not reach the playoffs. That means it's time to start planning for the offseason, and what's the most important event on the offseason calendar—the NFL Draft.
The incoming draft class is deep with talent, assuming the expected juniors do in fact leave early, meaning the trade-off for winning games and getting a lower draft pick begins to look more favorable.
Despite the optimism around the organization, there are some looming question marks on the defense that will need to be addressed through the draft.
Here's a look at the biggest holes on the Panthers' current roster.