Picks based on CBS prospect ranking | http://www.cbssports...rospectrankings
Offensive Line | The Carolina Panthers are getting younger, and filling key position on the roster for a smash mouth pro style offense like Seattle & 49rs. The middle of the O-line will be anchored by the pro bowl C-Kalil who is a master technician in the run & pass game. Amini & Kugbilla provides the guard combo that has the size, strength,& athletic ability to create true run gaps, and ability to pass protect. Byron Bell provides the most experience at the Tackle position, and his strength is also in the run game. The draft will provide us another tackle that can win the LT position in the off-season, or start at the RT.
Run Game | The run game has been the foundation for the Panther's Offense since the franchise was founded. Recent years have shown decline in the run game due to OL, injures, and passing league, yet the Panthers still manged to be in top 12 in 2013. Panthers philosophy is to play hard nose football and the running game will get a boost with the return of a healthy Stewart in the off-season training along with a younger OL. Mike Tolbert is the Swiss knife of the Panthers playing special team, short-yardage, screens, & goal line plays that produced 7 TD's for the offense. The Backfield Co. provides players with special niche in the offense that will be relied heavily on in the 2014 season.
Passing Game | This unit is in rebuilding mode anchored by TE Greg Olsen, whose production have gone up ever year. Jason Avant and Cotchery provides veteran leadership, reliable target and lost production in FA. The coaches and FO believes that we don't need a true # 1 WR but instead committee that can produce. The 2014 draft is a deep WR class that will allow the Panther's to draft starting WRs that can work outside and provide red-zone target.
Defense | This unit finished # 2 and will improve in 2014 with experienced gained by the younger players. Key addition of Cason, Harper, and Decouds provides experience, veteran leadership, and size for the back-field. In addition, the help of younger DB and the draft will allow Defense to become more balanced on the front and back end.
1. OT- Cyrus Kouandjio | http://www.nfl.com/c...djio?id=2543482
2. WR- Jordan Matthews | http://www.nfl.com/c...hews?id=2543500
3. OT- Antonio Richardson | http://www.nfl.com/c...dson?id=2543508