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According to Panthers insider Darin Gantt, Brandon LaFell is expected to be the Panthers #2 receiver once again in 2012 opposite Steve Smith. This makes a lot of sense since LaFell was solid in that role last season in his 2nd year in the NFL. There was some speculation that David Gettis could challenge for that job after coming back from a major injury suffered in 2011, but it appears he won’t, at least not seriously.
Earlier this month, Adam Schefter predicted that LaFell could be a breakout star of the 2012 season. A 3rd round pick out of LSU, Lafell is entering his 3rd season, a year when young receivers often breakout. He has some sleeper value in fantasy leagues with Steve Smith getting up there in age opposite him.
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The Carolina Panthers have invested wisely in OLB Luke Kuechly. The former Boston College has already been deeply assimilated into the Panthers program.
As it stands now, Kuechly will play weakside linebacker which will give him the opportunity to use his shiftiness and playmaking ability to the best of his ability.
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From a deep organizational trend toward maintaining line depth, to the need to protect franchise quarterback Cam Newton, the Panthers saw drafting the Division II guard as a natural fit.
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