Carolina Panthers: Easy cases for early draft picks

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) David Tepper and Marty Hurney
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) David Tepper and Marty Hurney /
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Defensive Tackle

Arguably the most pressing matter for the Panthers this offseason is to shore up the defensive line. I stand by what I’ve said before: the first off the board for the Panthers will most likely be a defensive tackle.

What they need is someone who can be a run stopper which means they’re looking for a brawler. They need someone who will put up a fight with another big boy, but can win quick enough to focus on the play.

This weekend the network scratched the surface of the options the Panthers have for the draft, but it’s evident that the Panthers picked a good year to have a bad year. There are still some pro days that the brass will undoubtedly attend, but for all intents and purposes the Panthers need to get themselves at least two defensive tackles that can fill in as depth pieces or potential starters.

The Panthers could reasonably make a move for two defensive tackles in the first four rounds along with a decent free agent. They know this isn’t something they can afford to mess up again, so we can expect excellent things from whoever those two lucky draftees are.