As we have long said, the core problem is the team’s inability to draft effectively and develop talent. James Dator of Cat Scratch Reader documents the problem. Between 2008 and 2012, the Carolina Panthers (41 picks) had about as many draft picks as the Seattle Seahawks (42 picks) and Miami Dolphins (41 picks). The Seahawks and Dolphins each translated their picks into 13 currents starters compared to only seven for the Panthers. That would be a problem.