One thing I love about a Josh Norris mock draft is that he's always willing to go the path less traveled. Rather than falling into step with conventional opinion, he's always willing to put himself out on a limb, and offer up who he thinks is the best candidate -- not just who fits a team's top need. Citing the Panthers' desire to upgrade their safety position last year, he has the team improving their secondary in his latest mock draft, but not with who you might think.
14. Carolina Panthers -- S Johnathan Cyprien, FIU
By the time mid-March rolls around, I expect Cyprien to be a unanimous first-round projection. Sure, some will complain he is listed before Kenny Vaccaro and Matt Elam, but the FIU product has a real chance to be the best of the bunch. Reports surfaced after last year's draft that the Panthers thought highly of Mark Barron, and although a new GM is in place, safety is one of the positions in need of an upgrade.
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