Carolina Panthers: 2010 NFL Draft do-over (6 rounds)

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LeGarrette Blount, Carolina Panthers
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RB. LAGARRETTEBLOUNT. 223. player. EAST MISSISSIPPI. 87. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Pick No. 223: LeGarrette Blount over R.J. Stanford

The Panthers selected defensive back R.J. Stanford out of Utah with the 223rd pick in the draft. The seventh-round had no gems to find, so Carolina isn’t the only team that ended up taking someone who wouldn’t help the franchise.

Stanford spent one year in Carolina and never started a single game. He had only one interception and 13 total tackles. The player spent three seasons with the Miami Dolphins but never became a good starting corner.

Instead of taking a defensive back, the Panthers should have picked LeGarrette Blount,  who went undrafted and was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It didn’t take long for the big presence to make a name for himself in the league.

In Blount’s rookie season he had 201 carries for 1,007 yards and six touchdowns. He had established himself as the ideal workhorse every team wants in their backfield.

After his three seasons in Tampa, he has been quite the journeyman. Blount has been on five different teams since 2012.

He spent time with the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Philadelphia Eagles, where Blount won a Super Bowl. The back played most recently with the Detroit Lions.

Blount has been productive everywhere he has been. For an undrafted free agent running back, he had a very successful career.

If the Panthers would have drafted Blount they would have had a three-headed monster with DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Blount. Who knows what damage this trio might have produced.