Given how inconsistent the Carolina Panthers have been this season, more than a few fans are already setting their sights on the next batch of college hopefuls during an offseason of expected change. There’s a lot of football left and players are still fighting for their own futures, with the lingering cloud of team owner David Tepper’s head coaching decision set to come with substantial ramifications. Steve Wilks is staking a solid claim and has reinstalled belief within the locker room. But this might not hold much sway with Tepper, who is unpredictable at best and is reportedly looking for an offensive mind to steer this team long-term. There will be options aplenty for Wilks or a new head coach after the Panthers traded Christian McCaffrey. How they spend these selections will go a long way to determining the timeline for Carolina to become relevant.