Panthers GM Marty Hurney has a new partner in crime in new head coach Ron Rivera for the 2011 NFL Draft, creating an interesting dynamic as we approach one of the crucial three day spells on the NFL calendar.
Hurney and Fox formed a united front during John Fox’s nine year tenure in Charlotte, but it was clear that the draft day decision making power had shifted to Hurney in 2010. No pick made this more obvious than that of Armanti Edwards. To say the former Appalachian State quarterback was used sparingly by Fox would be a massive understatement.
How Hurney and Rivera mesh on personnel decisions will go a long way to determining the success of this draft class. With less than two weeks to go until the draft, the following is a list of the top 10 draft picks by GM Marty Hurney from 2002 to 2008.