The Panthers’ Biggest Needs On Draft Day Are Plentiful


Published: April 13, 2009


... that is required, and the amount of time I knew it would take to dedicate to this body of work.

So here's my idea of what areas should be addressed by the Panthers in the 2009 draft and remaining free agency period.

1. Offensive linemen

The Panthers do have their starting five returning from the '08 season, but took some hits in the offseason, which made the depth more shallow on the offensive line, which only leaves them with Mackenzey Bernadeau and Geoff Schwartz, both seventh-round draft picks from last year.

Schwartz and Bernadeau have spent a year under the direction of Jeff Davidson which could benefit them, however, I would be cautiously optimistic to see them start in an NFL game that holds a lot of significance.

The Panthers need at least one veteran to bring along these two for another season, and someone who has the experience in high pressure games.


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