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The Carolina Panthers were one of the National Football League‘s big surprise teams during the 2011 season, but entering this year, all eyes will be on them. Rookie of the Year quarterback Cam Newton proved to be well worth the number one pick in the draft last year, but the Cats may have even topped themselves this year.
First round pick (overall No. 9) Luke Kuechly (left and below) of Boston College had three outstanding seasons in the ACC. He was one of the most prolific tacklers in major college football history. NFL analyst Mike Mayock said, “I call him Clark Kent, and he can turn into Superman on Saturdays and Sundays. He’s one of the cleanest players in this draft. His instincts and his pass-coverage ability might be the best of any linebacker I’ve seen come out of the draft.”
ESPN analyst and two-time All-Pro linebacker Tedy Bruschi loved the first round selection. “He’s smart. He’s instinctive. This guy is going to be a star.”
Carolina general manager Marty Hurney’s draft s...
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Although the 2012 NFL Draft is over, the analyzing is only beginning. Over the rest of this offseason, the next regular season and beyond, each team will be graded, evaluated and analyzed about their selections in the Draft and how those selections have fared in the NFL. This article is the first of many of those evaluations, as I grade each of the Carolina Panthers' 2012 draft...
Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee Friday, according to general manager Marty Hurney.
The Panthers medical staff decided to schedule a “minor clean out” according to Hurney because Johnson recently developed some swelling around his knee.
Right now, Johnson’s status for the Panthers’ OTA’s on May 22nd...
Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson went in for surgery after swelling developed around his right knee.
Johnson went in for arthroscopic surgery and tweeted afterwards to his followers that everything went good.
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said the medical staff decided to schedule the "minor clean-out".
Johnson is expected to be ready for...
Wide receiver Jacoby Jones visited the Carolina Panthers this week following his release from Houston.
If signed, Jones would battle Brandon Lafell for the No. 2 role at receiver behind Steve Smith, but Jones was gravely inconsistent during his time in Houston, and failed to come through when thrust into a starting role due to injuries to Andre Johnson. In other words...
If I were to ask you to name the top overall money earner from the NFL in 2011, who would you immediately think of? You’re wrong, it isn’t him. It is actually Carolina Panthers defensive end, Charles Johnson. He brought home $34 million last season, easily making him tops in the NFL. Johnson is a [...]
Technically, Luke Kuechly had left the Boston College program for the pros a long time ago but it became official last Thursday. The Butkus Award winner and two-time All-American decided to forego his senior season and the Carolina Panthers were happy that was the case when they selected him ninth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Kuechly will add stability to a Panthers’ linebacking...