The Panthers enter the NFL draft with the No. 8 overall pick and plenty of options.
The acquisition of quarterback Sam Darnold means the team is no longer beholden to taking a QB with its first-round pick, although that remains a possibility if Justin Fields or Trey Lance falls to eighth.
Offensive tackle, cornerback and tight end are also possibilities.
And don’t rule out new GM Scott Fitterer from exploring a trade down to stockpile draft picks.
The Panthers are expected to focus on offense in this year’s NFL draft after using all seven picks last year on defensive players.