2017 Carolina Panthers Draft Needs

By Randy Inman
Jan. 27, 2017

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Here are the biggest draft needs of the 2017 Carolina Panthers in my opinion. Number one is offensive tackle on either or both sides. That is not saying the Panthers will take a tackle in the first round. Dave Gettleman does not value offensive tackles, says he won't reach for one and this isn't a good class of them.

Still I would like to see a Dave Gettleman double tap at offensive tackle in this draft. He drafted defensive tackles back to back with Star and Short, and last year triple tapped 3 cornerbacks in the draft.

The 2nd biggest draft need for the Panthers is a pass rushing defensive end. This position could be the pick in the first round by the Carolina Panthers. Look for the team to address running back, tight end and maybe wide receiver as well in the 2017 NFL draft.