2014 NFL draft: Panthers fill needs, get value in latest mock

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SBNation.com has completed a two round mock draft and the result sees the Panthers fill two needs.

The Carolina Panthers are lucky when it comes to the draft. Their needs align very well with some of the deepest positions in the draft, meaning there's an excellent chance the team can land a few valuable players.

SBNation.com has published another two round mock draft that sees the Panthers fill some vital needs while also getting value. It's a potential dream scenario with plenty of upside, so let's take a look at the selections.

28. Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
There is a great need at wide receiver for the Panthers, but it's unlikely the team burns up valuable picks to trade up and get one. Instead, letting the receiver board fall to them leaves a player like Benjamin as arguably the best receiver available. If not him, it could be Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews, who doesn't provide as much big play potential as Benjamin.

Benjamin has been a long-term option in mock drafts and it's an intriguing option. Yes, there's risk involved -- but it's one of those selections that could pay off huge. No receiver in this draft holds more "How did he last?" factor than Benjamin, whose mixture of size and speed creates mammoth mismatch problems.

If Ricky Proehl can work with him on route running then there's no reason he couldn't have a similar impact to Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns, minus the off-field problems.

60. Carolina Panthers: Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State
Despite working out at right tackle at the Senior Bowl, Mewhort spent his career at Ohio State on the left side. He might not be a star player, but he's solid - similar in a lot of ways to Sam Baker of the Falcons. He's a decent value here as well, rated as our 59th-best player in the draft.

This is a really interesting pick and a guy we haven't talked about a lot. Mewhort's style doesn't lend itself to playing left tackle, but Rome wasn't built in a day. If the choice is between a guy who can start day one at right tackle and succeed, vs. a question mark of a guy who COULD be a left tackle, then it makes a lot of sense.

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