The Carolina Panthers will have a Top-10 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft…
Finishing with a 6-10 record, the Carolina Panthers will select 8th in the upcoming NFL Draft. When the Panthers are on the clock in April their immediate needs vary and general manager Dave Gettleman is best known for selecting the best player available.
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In need of assistance at offensive tackle, defensive end, running back, and safety it remains to be seen if one of those positions coincides with Gettleman’s philosophy.
Looking back over the past ten years of draft history the following players were selected as the 8th overall pick.
2007 – Jamaal Anderson – DE – Atlanta Falcons A seven year veteran with four different teams, Anderson recorded 132 tackles with seven and a half sacks over his career.
2008 – Derrick Harvey – DE – Jacksonville Jaguars A five year veteran with three different teams, Harvey recorded 92 tackles with with eight sacks over his career.
a crapshoot as any other position in the draft. Number one picks sometime fail and sometimes you find a hidden gem (i.e. Tom Brady) but the position taken by Gettleman and the Panthers will speak volumes as to their current roster priorities.
Options that may or may not be available when the Panthers are on the clock include the following top projections.
Offensive Tackle – Ryan Ramczyk (WIS) Defensive End – Tim Williams (ALA) Running Back – Leonard Fournette (LSU) Safety – Jamal Adams (LSU)