2nd Round History for Panthers Since 2003:Either Hit or Miss
Basically, this is a humor piece on the Carolina Panther's draft history from 2003 to the present. I have a feeling this year that we will draft another USC receiver and that it will be bad news. Either way, sit back and enjoy the following slide show featuring the hits and misses of the NFL draft!!
A New Beginning...Bruce Nelson
Bruce Nelson....A way to get excited about our draft. John Fox likes his offensive linemen, so why not start with a Kirt Ferentz product out of Iowa?
Only problem is that he injured his hip, and was never able to play any football in the NFL.
I guess we will never know.
2004...The Year of Keary Colbert
When Keary Colbert left USC in 2004, he left as the all-time leader in receptions in school history, I thought, back then, that we had found a replacement for the "Moose".
I guess hindsight is 20/20.
Other than his rookie season where he had a good year, he struggled with injuries. and inconsistency throughout his career.
Like the photo says, he could not even "catch" on with the 0-16 Detroit Lions.
Hopefully, the Panthers learn their lesson about USC receivers.
2005...Mr Eric Shelton
The only thing I can say about this photo about Eric Shelton is that he always good in the preseason!
Finally, someone worth mentioning on this slide show.
From day one, Richard Marshall has shown intensity on either special teams, or even starting this past year, to truly show what a Carolina Panther is.
I was excited about this pick, and Marshall has not let me down so far.
2007..Another USC Receiver
Since the whole Keary Colbert experiment had failed, I was excited to see what we would do in 2007.
Picking up Jarrett was the steal of the draft. at least to me.
Even Keyshawn Johnson, former wide receiver for Carolina, thought it was a steal.
To this day, Jarrett's stats are the following for a 3 year receiver in the NFL.
29 games 33 receptions 388 yards 1 touchdown
This will be the last time I ever buy a USC receiver jersey at a Panthers game.
2007..Chuck Berry and Ryan Kalil
Chuck Berry and Ryan Kalil is all I have to say. Look it up on youtube.com.
Kalil has been everything advertised with his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2009.
2009..Its a Nole Tradition
Ever since I have been young, I have been a huge Seminoles fan.
Other than Chris Weinke, I literally freaked out when we drafted Brown. He is the future of the Carolina Panthers.
Another great draft pick by the Panthers. Coming out of Troy, he has the NFL pedigree to be successful. With stars such as Demarcus Ware, and Leodis McKelvin, the future is looking bright for this Panther.
In his start in the NFL, he intercepted two passes, and has shown play making ability.
With the past couple of picks, the Panthers have a great core of players that will allow them to be competitive in the future. If you have any opinions, I would like to discuss. Thanks for your time!