6 worst Carolina Panthers NFL Draft picks over the last decade

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What are the worst NFL Draft selections made by the Carolina Panthers over the last decade?

There is no question the Carolina Panthers have hit it big with some of their NFL Draft selections over the last decade. Those in power at various times deserve a tremendous amount of credit for getting the majority of their top-end calls right, which brought on a glory period in the mid-2010s that almost resulted in their elusive first Super Bowl triumph.

A new regime led by head coach Matt Rhule and general manager Scott Fitterer will look to build on an encouraging first campaign under the former Baylor man, which saw them finish 5-11 for the second consecutive campaign but lose no fewer than eight contests by one score. If they can cut this by half or better next time around, then a trip to the postseason is not out of the realm of possibility despite the obvious competitiveness of the NFC South.

Finding the right college recruits can be a tricky business. Carolina has found this out to their cost at certain points, which hasn’t exactly done them any favors in the grand scheme of things.

However, there is renewed hope that Fitterer can bring his formidable reputation of finding the correct fits from his time with the Seattle Seahawks into his new role, which could make all the difference for the Panthers after some encouraging free-agent signings this year.

For every Cam Newton or Luke Kuechly, there are some duds that are soon forgotten. Here are the six worst draft picks of the last decade where Carolina is concerned.