I don't know why, but all the reports of the Panthers selecting a QB at #1 kinda annoys me. Patrick Peterson or Marcell Dareus is a better solid pick in my opinon. The Panthers selected Jimmy Clausen last year with their second round pick. After that, they gave him no offensive weapons to really throw to. Steve Smith was the best and he had the worst season of his career. Smith is getting older and slowing down.
If I was the Panthers, I would select Marcell Dareus with the first pick. The rest of the draft would be getting some weapons for Clausen, a solid running back, and restructure the entire defense. After that, I would call up Clausen and tell him that this is his year and he needs to step up or he will be replaced. Make him prove that he was better to get than Colt McCoy. If you bomb again, you have the chance to get Andrew Luck. If you do great, you miss out on the Andrew Luck sweepstakes but you find out how legit Clausen is and what else you need to get him to be a better player.