Kiper Mock Draft 1.0: Carolina Panthers 

January, 15, 2014
Jan 15
12:00
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The Carolina Panthers have the 28th pick of the 2014 NFL draft, and Sunday's 23-10 loss to San Francisco in the NFC divisional playoffs made it obvious which way they need to go.

Wide receiver.

If Cam Newton is going to be your franchise quarterback, which coach Ron Rivera says he is, you must surround him with better weapons. Outside of Steve Smith -- who, after 13 seasons, is nearing the end of his stellar career -- an upgrade is needed there.