- David Newton, ESPN Carolina Panthers reporter
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – ESPN draft analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are on the same page when it comes to who the Carolina Panthers will take with the 25th pick of the NFL draft.
The Panthers obviously are looking for a tackle, specifically a left tackle now that it’s clear 2014 starter Byron Bell will not return. Clemmings might be a better fit on the right side, so even if the Panthers draft a tackle in the first round, look for them to sign one in free agency.
I still wouldn’t be surprised to see Carolina take a defensive tackle or a speed wide receiver at No. 25. Florida State defensive lineman Eddie Goldman might be available. Much depends on what happens in free agency.
Carolina has a glaring need for an offensive tackle.