Walter's has the Panthers picking at 25 next year and taking Kawann Short, DT, Purdue . Here is what they had to say for the late pick. Carolina Panthers: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue 2012 NFL Mock Draft selection: Luke Kuechly, OLB I love the Panthers' chances next year. Cam Newton will be even better, while defense can't get worse. One area that may need to be upgraded, depending on what happens this April, is the defensive tackle position. It is wonderful to see the respect Cam , RR and Chud has brought to this team. Just wait, with the vastly improved special teams, improved pass rush through the draft, and Beason, Edwards and Davis back, we could well be picking 25th or later next year.