The first paragraph pretty much makes the point (stick out like a sore thumb)
The last time the Panthers used a first- or second-round pick on a defensive tackle was in 2001 on Kris Jenkins. It’s no wonder that the team has been weak at the position since Jenkins left the team after the 2007 season.
And then there is speculation about Gettelman's modus operandi:
Don’t be surprised if new GM Dave Gettleman, who came from the Giants, makes the position more of a premium. The Giants have stockpiled defensive linemen with great success the past decade, knowing the importance of a good rush and the ability to stop the run game.
I am warming up to the idea. DT is not a sexy pick, but---like it or not---it's probably our single biggest need (though I know it's arguable). A beast of a DT would probably have a profound effect on our D-line.
I certainly wouldn't cry about it if we hit a home-run with the first pick.