With all of the recent talk about the Panthers weaknesses and ways to improve (Draft and Free Agency), I thought it would be prudent to take a look at the list of Free Agents for 2012. On first glance, it does not appear that there are that many notable Free Agents on either of the lines (OL and DL), LB is not stocked with many notable names (which tends to be the Panthers strategy of signing warm bodies), DB appears to be a deep field, however there again are not a lot of big names which will hit the open market. The one area that appears to be stocked with talent is at WR. This all is of course a matter of opinion based on public perception.
Take a look at the availability of of Free Agents and lets include that in our discussions of the draft. I WAS one of those who wanted to draft one of the top WRs, however, after taking a look at what appears to be a weak FA class outside of WR, I think the Panthers should spend big on a multiyear contract for a SOLID younger #1/#2 WR in FA, and stock up on the lines in the draft.