2008 Carolina Panthers Prospects

The Carolina Panthers played an inconsistent season in 2007, finishing with a final score of 7-9. Although they had an exciting introduction, as the months passed, they suffered defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars and other teams, although upset the 49ers and Seahawks for the final season. They missed the playoffs and now in its 14th season, they hope to capitalize on some changes to play a competitive play.

Some list losses have occurred, including the loss of cornerback Patrick Dendy, linebacker Dan Morgan and safety Marquand Manuel and eight losses. The team also signed extensions to the safety and defensive tackle Chris Damione Lewis. Looking for the new year of the management team and quarterback Jake Delhomme said the team was looking for another playmaker capable of helping the recipient Steve Smith. Entering 2008, the Panthers would be with Dwayne Jarrett and Ryne Robinson, who was a great risk, especially with the departures of Dwayne Jarrett and Ryne Robinson.

The team began the project by selecting running back Jonathan Stewart of Oregon, followed facing Jeff Otah of Pittsburgh. The also signed cornerback Charles Godfrey team of Iowa and Penn State linebacker Dan Connor. Louisville Gary Barnidge was chosen as a tight end and defensive tackle Nick Hayden, linebacker Hilee Taylor, offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz and offensive guard Mackenzy Bernadeau.

What was the critical reaction of the team's draft strategy? Some wondered if Stewart was really first draft concerning return, in particular with other big names available. However, Charles Godfrey was well received, as Dan Connor. What was most surprising was that the team did not choose quarter this year, a considerable risk given past injury to Jake Delhomme. The team also failed to elect another pass rusher, which places greater responsibility on underperforming Julius Peppers.

Experts said that the biggest problem the team last year was two key positions: quarterback and pass rush. Once these problems are not solved, what the future holds for the team? head coach John Fox, the choice of the team since 2002, is confident that the team has addressed the major concerns and play a more competitive season in 2008.

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