Using several mock drafts, we’re trying to get a better idea of who might be available for the Panthers to select in the first round. Using average draft position as selection order, the Panthers are left with options at multiple need positions.
This 2012 NBA Mock Draft is more like a blueprint for what each team should do and not what they will do. Too many times, teams make the wrong decision based on the determination that a certain player has more talent than another or too much consideration is given towards long-term value versus short-term greatness.
While their picks are limited, there’s no debating which direction the Panthers will go. Last year, the defense finished 24th against the pass, 25th against the rush and 28th overall, while Carolina’s 31 sacks were tied for 25th in the league.