Carolina Panthers: 2007 NFL Draft do-over (7 rounds)

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Mason Crosby, Carolina Panthers
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K. COLORADO BOULDER. 164. MASONCROSBY. player. 87. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Carolina Panthers 2007 Draft: Mason Crosby over Tim Shaw (No. 164)

The Carolina Panthers took Tim Shaw and he only spent one year with the team. He wasn’t a great linebacker. But with this pick in the draft saw the player become good value elsewhere.

Shaw finished his career playing for four different teams and had 128 tackles and three forced fumbles. He played his last game in 2013.

Just one year later, Shaw announced he was suffering from ALS and he has been heavily involved in advancing research ever since. Although the former Panther didn’t play long for the organization, things look even worse when one considers they could have taken someone who has been producing for a long time with the same team.

Mason Crosby has spent every season with the Green Bay Packers. He has been very consistent during his career and has been one of the best kickers in the league.

Crosby has only had one season in his career where he made less than 75 percent of his kicks. That’s very impressive considering how much kickers have struggled generally in recent years.

The Panthers could have found their franchise kicker with this pick. They eventually got one in Graham Gano. But it would have been nice to have one a few years earlier.