Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame (2nd Round, 48th Overall): Clausen saw his time in Carolina finally end this past year. Once regarded as a standout high school and college quarterback, he turned out to be a bust after many felt Carolina got a steal in the second round. He was a part of the merry-go-round of quarterbacks that lame-duck coach John Fox used in 2010 and Clausen did very little to reassure fans of anything positive.
He was 1-9 as a starter and his career stats were less than desirable. He was 157 of 299 for 1,558 yards, three touchdowns and nine interceptions. When Cam Newton and Derek Anderson joined the team the following season, Clausen was restricted to the third-string QB role and rarely suited for games.
Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU (3rd Round, 78th Overall): LaFell has the potential to be a good receiver in the league. It just won't be with Carolina. His career numbers are decent, but they fall below the expectation of a second-string wide receiver. He reached the end zone 13 times, with his longest score from scrimmage being 91 yards. Of this draft class, LaFell was the second-longest tenured player behind Greg Hardy.
Armanti Edwards, WR, Appalachian State (3rd Round, 89th Overall): It can be argued the reason for Edwards' failing as a receiver was based on the fact the Panthers reached for him in the draft. Carolina traded back into the third round because the coaches and front office staff were impressed by him. In the end, the move was a terrible mistake. He did not pan out as a return specialist or a wide receiver. He was released in 2013 and brought in by Cleveland where he rejoined former Carolina offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski.
Eric Norwood, DE, South Carolina (4th Round, 124th Overall): Norwood played in 28 games where he recorded 11 tackles and a sack over two seasons. He has not been on an NFL roster the past two years and looks to be done in the league.
Greg Hardy, DE, Mississippi (6th Round, 175th Overall): Hands down the best player to come out of this class for the Panthers. Hardy started off as a backup and when he was given the chance to be a full-time starter, he did not disappoint. After spending the last three seasons a starting defensive end opposite Charles Johnson, Hardy has increased his sack total and established himself as one of the best pass-rushers in the game.
Currently, he is still on the roster as the team's choice for the franchise tag. He should command a nice pay raise soon, but for now, he will play for $13.1 million during the 2014 season.
David Gettis, WR, Baylor (6th Round, 198th Overall): Gettis showed promise as a rookie, catching 37 passes for 508 yards and three scores. Considering he did that with a patchwork group of quarterbacks, there was reason for optimism when Cam Newton was drafted the following year. However, injuries derailed Getttis' career and he has been a non-factor since.
Jordan Pugh, S, Texas A&M (6th Round, 202nd Overall): Pugh spent two seasons with Carolina before joining the Washington Redskins in 2012. His 27 tackles through 27 games with the Panthers were nothing to get excited about and he seems to be a career backup.
Tony Pike, QB, Cincinnati (6th Round, 204th Overall): Pike's career only lasted 12 attempts. Despite the number of quarterbacks rotating in and out of Carolina in 2010, Pike was never called upon to start. His only action came as a backup where he completed six passes for 47 yards. He couldn't stay on a NFL roster afterward.
R.J. Stanford, CB, Utah (7th Round, 223rd Overall): Stanford has made more out of his time with Miami than he ever did in Carolina. He didn't play a down in 2010 and saw action in 13 games the following year. He went to the Dolphins prior to the 2012 season and is there today.
Robert McClain, CB, Connecticut (7th Round, 249th Overall): McClain developed into a bit of a journeyman after leaving Carolina. He was with the Jacksonville Jaguars before being cut and caught on with the Atlanta Falcons in 2012. He seems to have found his niche with the division rival as he has registered 120 tackles and an interception in two years with Atlanta.
It's hard to believe that out of 10 players, only two made some kind of contribution to the Panthers. It's even harder to believe that only one still remains. This draft seemed to signal the end of the Marty Hurney era in Carolina and with a draft as underwhelming as this one, it's easy to see why. The only way the class can really be salvaged is if Hardy is signed to an extension and he keeps producing at a high level.