About a month ago I posted an article about the possible Panther’s depth chart. Since then nothing much, pertaining to the Panthers, has happened… except the 2013 NFL Draft! Obviously with the new selections made by the Panthers there will be some players left out of a starting spot. Also, there are some new changes to the depth chart since I posted it last. So I present the new and improved Carolina Panther’s depth chart!
QB: 1. Cam Newton 2. Derek Anderson 3. Jimmy Clausen
RB: 1. DeAngelo Williams 2. Jonathon Stewart 3. Kenjon Barner
FB: 1. Mike Tolbert
WR1: 1. Steve Smith 2.Domenik Hixon 3.Ted Ginn Jr.
WR2: 1. Brandon LaFell 2. David Gettis 3. Lamont Bryant
TE: 1. Greg Olsen 2. Ben Hartsock 3. Ritchie Brockel
LT: 1. Jordan Gross 2. Bruce Campbell
LG: 1.Amini Silatolu 2. Thomas Austin
C: 1. Ryan Kalil
RG: 1. Edmund Kugbila 2. Geoff Hangartner
RT: 1. Byron Bell 2. Garry Williams
RDE: 1. Greg Hardy 2. Thomas Keiser 3. Mario Addison
DT: 1. Star Lotulelei 2. Frank Kearse 3. Colin Cole
DT: 1. Kawann Short 2. Dwan Edwards 3. Sione Fua
LDE: 1. Charles Johnson 2. Frank Alexander
OLB1: 1. Jon Beason 2. Chase Blackburn
MLB: 1. Luke Kuechly 2. A.J. Klein
OLB2: 1. Thomas Davis 2. Jordan Senn
CB1: 1. D.J. Moore 2. Drayton Florence 3. Josh Thomas
CB2: 1. Josh Norman 2. Captain Munnerlyn 3. James Dockery
SS: 1. Mike Mitchel 2. D.J. Campbell
FS: 1. Charles Godfrey 2. Haruki Nakamura
K: Graham Gano
P: Brad Nortman
LS: J.J. Jansen
KR/PR: Ted Ginn Jr. / Kenjon Barner
Obviously there have been some changes since the last Depth Chart post. I have Kawann Short starting over Dwan Edwards. I feel like his pass rushing ability overshadows that of “Big Dwan’s”. With the addition of Domenik Hixon, he will surpass Ted Ginn as the third receiver and the possible growth of David Gettis puts him over Ginn as well, but that is only based off of his rookie campaign. I also have Lamont Bryant finally getting some actual playing time this year as well. Fourth round pick Edmund Kugbila WILL surpass Geoff. Geoff his old and small for a guard, while Kugbila is a huge body who will put in a lot of work, Rivera has stated that was exactly why they chose him, for his work ethic. Of course Star will surpass Frank Kearse, the player I had starting on the old depth chart. Also, the growth of Josh Norman will definitely put him in the second Corner Back spot, and Mike Mitchel will surpass second year D.J. Campbell only based on experience.
So those are my thoughts on the possible Panther’s depth chart. What do you guys think about it? Please leave your comments below.