Jul 29, 2012; Spartanburg, SC USA. A Carolina Panthers helmet lays on the field during the training camp held at Wofford College. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers 2014 NFL Draft preview

The Carolina Panthers hold the No. 28 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, which means they will have to wait and see how the top half of the first round plays out and how it impacts their draft board before ultimately deciding which player’s name to write on the card they hand to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

For Don Banks of Sports Illustrated, offensive tackle would be a good option for the team as they look to protect Cam Newton.

Of course, there is also no question that the team is in desperate need of improving their receiving corp after releasing veteran Steve Smith during the offseason.

We will have to wait and see which direction the Panthers ultimately decide to go, but it appears that replacing Smith and offensive tackle Jordan Gross are their top priorities.

What would you like to see the Carolina Panthers do in the 2014 NFL Draft? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.

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  • Zach Barker

    Overhaul the offensive line! That should be top priority. Can’t run behind the likes of Bell and Chandler. Kugbila and Silatolu are both question marks, so I wouldn’t mind seeing us trade back out of the first round if it means getting another second or third rounder this year if one of the top lineman aren’t available. I agree with Rivera that we aren’t in dire need of a true #1 WR. Another direction could be CB if one of the top guys fall to #28. Having a true #1 CB could propel that #2 defense to #1 after the offseason moves of adding Harper and DeCoud (as insurance for Godfrey). I, for one, am a HUGE fan of Gettleman.