Carolina Panthers: 2010 NFL Draft do-over (6 rounds)

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Jimmy Clausen
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Jimmy Clausen, Carolina Panthers
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The Carolina Panthers took a quarterback and a receiver with their two first picks in 2010, and they missed out on some amazing players.

The 2010 NFL Draft was stacked with talent. Quarterback Sam Bradford went first overall after his amazing college career. The St. Louis Rams missed big on him, but no one thought his career would pan out the way it did.

The four picks following Bradford have been huge pieces of their teams for the better part of this decade. The rest of the first round had a lot of busts and plenty of very talented players. This is something that the Carolina Panthers failed to acquire and played a factor in their dismal record the following season.

The Dallas Cowboys got their next star receiver in Dez Bryant and one pick later the Denver Broncos took a massive risk on Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. He won them a playoff game but other than that it was a bad pick.

The Broncos also drafted Demaryius Thomas earlier in that round. This left Denver’s fanbase hyped for the future. But only one of those players would have a long term impact on the franchise.

Unfortunately, the Panthers traded their first-round pick the previous year to select Everette Brown. A move the organization would regret for a long time.

They did have a couple solid picks in this draft. But they missed on a lot of future stars. What if they could go back and select those future stars instead of regret not taking them?