Carolina found out the hard way just how much Josh Norman played a role in their defensive success, and now they have a chance to draft a legitimate replacement.
Make no mistake about it, the Panthers do not plan on staying in the NFC South basement longer than the one year they’ve already spent there.
Bringing back Julius Peppers tugs at the heart strings a bit, but he’s got talent to bring to the field and isn’t returning simply for a farewell tour. Believe that.
Mike Adams adds to the ability of their safeties which simply didn’t get it done enough last year.
Captain Munnerlyn was a good step to repairing their perimeter coverage, and now, drafting Marshon Lattimore is all there is left to repairing 2016’s damage.
Certainly, this team needs some better talent at wide receiver, but they’ll get that later.
Offensive line got some help with Matt Kalil coming to help his brother’s unit out a bit. They’ll get deeper in the second or third round for sure.
Carolina’s offense works best when they can take chances with the lead. They aren’t built to come back from deficits, and the defense last year simply couldn’t contain opponents enough to let Cam Newton get going.
Lattimore is hands down the best corner in this year’s class, and a true Top-10 talent if ever there was one.