Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman insists the team's draft philosophy is B-P-A -- best player available -- but the team's 33 pre-draft visits indicate there is another factor in play -- many refer to it as filling roster N-E-E-D-S.
When the Carolina Panthers are on the clock at No. 25 overall, who should GM Dave Gettleman target? Another talented receiver to pair with 2014 first-rounder Kelvin Benjamin or offensive tackle help top the team's needs list.
The Carolina Panthers are on a run of impressive first-round picks -- Cam Newton (2011), Luke Kuechly (2012), Star Lotulelei (2013) and Kelvin Benjamin (2014) -- but general manager Dave Gettleman is under pressure to add difference-makers on both sides of the ball. Who would you draft with the team's nine picks in 2015?
This article is one of a 32-part series in which the goal is to identify one relatively unheralded player selected in the 2014 NFL Draft who appears to be an especially good schematic fit with his new NFL team.
The Pac-12 characterizes itself as the conference of champions and the 2015 NFL draft could certainly add to the league's reputation if four of its players wind up among the top seven picks as this very early first round mock draft projects.
A total of 68 selections were made during the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the 2014 NFL draft and there were plenty of head-scratchers among them. What were the most shocking developments? The Patriots taking investing a second round pick in a QB makes the list... but just barely.