Panthers draft: How many picks have become All-Pros since 2000?

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The Carolina Panthers draft team has struck big on some selections since their inception, but how many All-Pros have come from their picks?

There have been plenty of success stories that have emerged from the Carolina Panthers draft picks throughout their short history. The franchise has struck gold on a number of selections that have gone on to have outstanding careers at the next level.

This has played a leading role in a superb rise to prominence for the Panthers since their inception. Although they have yet to win a Super Bowl, they should be commended for picking up the right sort of prospects, on the whole, to keep them more than competitive.

General manager Marty Hurney has been at the forefront of this in recent seasons. The organization will be hoping he has found some diamonds in the rough from the class of 2020, which proved to be a historic one.

A recent article by Jack Duffy of Sports Illustrated further demonstrated this fact. The Panthers draft picks have resulted in more All-Pro players than any other franchise since 2000.

The Panthers draft team has taken no fewer than 12 players over the last two decades that went on to secure first-team All-Pro selections during their time with the organization.

This tally goes up to 14 thanks to the exceptional careers of Mike Tolbert and Andrew Norwell. Both secured the same feat in Carolina despite arriving on the roster as undrafted free agents.

When one considers how tough it is to find the right sort of player through the draft. This represents a significant achievement from the Panthers’ front office.