The Carolina Panthers' future looks very bright thanks to the early success of Cam Newton. Offensively, the Panthers have a lot of pieces in place. However, the defense needs an upgrade at several key positions. At this point, Carolina could look to add the best player available and still hit a position of need.
LSU's Morris Claiborne has used his breakout season as a way to really improve his draft stock. Claiborne was kind of stuck in the shadow of Patrick Peterson, but now has emerged as an equally talented prospect.
Claiborne has good athletic ability, but even better instincts. He is capable of playing in any type of system. His ability to play bump-and-run will intrigue a lot of defensive coordinators. Claiborne also does a good job in zone, as he is capable of quickly breaking on the ball.