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With one week to go before the NFL draft, all signs indicate the Panthers will go after a running back with the 27th pick. Almost every draft board out there has the Panthers going after USC's LenDale White and that's hardly an unreal scenario. White is the only big bruising back projected to go in the top three rounds and his style would fit perfectly in Carolina's offense.

It makes sense for a number of reasons because he'd be the perfect complement to the smaller and faster DeShaun Foster and would give them a great goal-line and short-yardage back, as well as much needed depth. The team's confidence in Eric Shelton, last year's second-round draft pick from Louisville, is shaky at best and privately some inside Bank of America Stadium wonder if he's a bust...

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