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    The Carolina Panthers made history at last year's NFL draft.

    In 2020, the Panthers became the first team since the merger in 1970 to use seven picks on the defensive side of the ball. All seven of those players eventually made contributions as the team began the processing of rebuilding its defense.

    It is highly unlikely the team will duplicate the 1985 Cleveland Browns, the only team since the merger to select seven offensive players, in next week's draft. There are still some remaining needs on defense, especially at cornerback and defensive tackle, although it would make for interesting record-setting.

    With seven picks in the upcoming draft, the Panthers have an opportunity to add talent to the roster after filling most of the obvious needs, both starters and backups, during free agency. Along the way, the Panthers could set some notable marks and firsts, especially in the first year under general manager Scott Fitterer.

    Here are some possibilities some to keep an eye on:

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    Read the full article HERE on The Charlotte Observer.

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