Carolina Panthers Final Draft Report Card

Lead NFL Analyst
Posted May 11, 2009


OT Jeff Otah (1), and DS Charles Godfrey (3), played extremely well as rookies. Tackle Geoff Schwartz (7), OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (7), RB Jon Stewart (1) DT Nick Hayden (6), LB Dan Connor (3), should all contribute in back up roles. TE Gary Barnidge (5), DE Hilee Taylor (7) have a chance to play.

Carolina Panthers Grade -D
NO RD Name Pos School HT WT 40 Grade
43 2 Brown, Everette DE Florida St 6016v 256v 4.67v 1.190
59 2 Martin, Sherrod DS Troy 6010v 198v 4.51v 1.352
93 3 Irvin, Corvey DT Georgia 6030v 301v 5.00v 1.600
111 4 Goodson, Mike RB Texas A&M 5107v 211v 4.47v 1.353
128 4 Fiammetta, Tony FB Syracuse 6001v 245v 4.63v 1.594
163 5 Robinson, Duke OG Oklahoma 6050v 329v 5.36v 1.273
216 7 Munnerlyn, Captain DC So Carolina 5084v 182v 4.52v 1.778

I really wasn't particularly high on Panthers 2009 draft, believing they did little to upgrade the club on either side of the ball. Everette Brown had an up and down junior season and for the record doesn't come near to the caliber of player produced by Florida State at the defensive end position. I liked Martin' size, range and ability to effectively come up and fill the ally. Mike Goodson has speed and at times I felt he was a force, but he was far to inconsistent and prone to injury. The rest of the group ware severely flawed in my opinion. Looking for a silver lining, well than look no further than the clubs within the NFC South division where two other clubs (New Orleans and Tampa Bay) matched the Panthers "D" draft grade.

FRANCHISE PICK: N/A
QUICKEST TO START: Everette Brown
FASTEST TO PRO BOWL: Corvey Irvin
BEST IN 3 YEARS: Corvey Irvin
OVERRATED: Mike Goodson
UNDERRATED: Tony Fiammetta
PROJECT: Sherrod Martin
BEST COLLEGE F.A.: Gerald Cadogan (OT)
TOP TALENT SCOUT: Pete Russell
HUH?: N/A


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