Needs: LT, WR, CB
With the shocking retirement of Pro Bowl left tackle Jordan Gross, the Panthers have a huge hole on the left side of their offensive line. Byron Bell is slated to replace him, but Bell was terrible at right tackle in 2013, so forgive me if I’m not convinced he will all of a sudden be better in 2014.
With the 27th pick in the first round they either need to replace Gross, or find a replacement for the departed Steve Smith at wide receiver. In fact, the Panthers could use more than one receiver, as their current depth chart looks like a disaster.
The Panthers could also use help at corner, since the addition of Antoine Cason didn’t come close to filling the hole left by Captain Munnerlyn’s departure.
No. 28 – Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
No. 60 – Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
No. 92 – Trai Turner, G, LSU
Updated needs: LT, CB