Just Blog Baby NFL Mock Draft: Round One 10.0

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Dec 6, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Bowling Green Falcons running back Travis Greene (13) is tackled by Northern Illinois Huskies safety Jimmie Ward (15) in the third quarter at Ford Field. Bowling Green won 47-27. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

#28 Carolina Panthers: Jimmie Ward, NIU S

Rory’s Take: The defensive backfield has been shredded for the Panthers due to poor cap management and replacing what I believe to be the overrated Mike Mitchell is essential.

Chase’s Take: Carolina will have to rebuild a secondary that was key to their success last year, with Pryor/Clinton-Dix off the board the enticing mid-major prospect Ward vaults into the first round for the first time in our mock draft evaluations.