Found May 15, 2012 on Football Nation:
The Carolina Panthers are a young franchise having only been around since 1995, however, the team has consistently drafted well. This article looks at the best ten draft picks in Carolina’s history. 1996: 2.13.43: Mushin Muhammad In the second round of the team’s second NFL Draft, Carolina selected a wide receiver that would be a cornerstone of the franchise for 11 seasons. From 1996 through 2004, Muhammad had three 1,000-yard receiving seasons, while totaling 7,751 yards and 44 touchdowns. After the 2004 season, Muhammad went to play three seasons for the Chicago Bears before returning to Carolina for two seasons from 2008-2009. In total Muhammad finished his career with 11,438, 62 touchdowns, and was responsible for 566 first downs in regular season play. Muhammad also played in nine playoff games and two Super Bowl games with Carolina and Chicago, accumulating 558 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. However, Muhammad was not on the winning side in either of his Sup...

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