Carolina Mock Draft 2011 (lets discuss)
Just to get a topic going about the Panthers overall needs. No clue what this coaching staff will do, but it will be interesting.
I'm not pretending to know it all, but here is what I would do if the draft were tomorrow:
1. Patrick Peterson CB LSU - Closest thing to a sure bet in this draft. Marshall may be leaving and even so Gamble, Marshall, Munnerlyn, and Peterson would be an unstoppable secondary. Also adds an elite KR/PR we have desperately needed since Smith.
3a. Muhammad Wilkerson DT Temple - Biggest need. Nevis, Paea, Fairley, and Dareus will all be gone already. Should be a good fit for the team and address an issue.
3b (comp for Peppers) - Rodney Hudson OG FSU - Probably the weakest part of the team and needs to be addressed. Athletic guy who fills a need.
4. Rick Elmore DE Arizona - Pass Rusher is a need especially if Johnson leaves. Hardy and Brown are developing still.
5. Jonas Mouton OLB Michigan - Needed depth at this position. Solid player with good size and speed.
6. Greg McElroy QB Alabama - Unless we get a vet FA we could take the most pro ready qb in the draft. Big upgrade over Nall/Pike IMO.
7a. Brandon Bair DT Oregon - Another athletic DL who could easily earn a roster spot.
7b (comp pick) - Tori Gurley WR South Carolina - Project who would have a shot to make the team.
Good? Bad? Ugly?