Maybe this was too much to take. Maybe it was some bad chicken salad I had earlier in the day.
There were a bunch of guys at a big desk on TV discussing what the Panthers should do. And then the pick came in…
Jonathan Stewart – RB, Oregon, 5’10″, 235 lbs.
This is a shock! Our Panthers haven’t made a habit of using first-round picks on skill-position players. But here they get a guy that can fill the role of bruiser from the backfield. Is he the next Stephen Davis? We’ll know soon enough.
He’s a very fast guy to be as big and muscular as he is – he ran a 4.48 – 40 at the Combine.
The big question for Stewart is whether or not his toe injury has healed. He had turf toe that was surgically repaired this winter.
Interesting fact: This is the second straight year that the Panthers have drafted a player named Jonathan in the first round. (see Jonathan Beason in 2007)
Here are some scouting reports:
Oh, by the way, I now hate the Broncos! They took our guy – Ryan Clady! I hate the Broncos so now I have to go to Colorado to picket their offices!