Day 2: Who's left for the Panthers?

Who's Left? <br><br> You know who the Panthers took on day 1, now find out who they could take on day 2. Find out who is left and who the Panthers could be interested in drafting today.


There are some top-shelf Quarterbacks still left on the board. Kyle Orton from Purdue, Adrian McPherson from FSU, Dan Orlovsky from UCONN and Ryan Fitzpatrick from Harvard are the top Quarterbacks available on day two. The Panthers could select a QB with one of their three 5th round selections today to compete with Rod Rutherford as the Panthers' developmental QB.

Wide Receivers

The Panthers figure to take a wide-out or two today. Keep your ears peeled for Fred Gibson of Georgia, Craphonso Thorpe of FSU, Steve Savoy of Utah, Larry Brackins from Pearl River Community College, and Taylor Stubblefield from Purdue. Of all the remaining picks, the Panthers showed considerable interest in Stubblefield during his Pro Day a few weeks ago. Scouts equate him to Ricky Proehl; he's not fast, he's not big, but he catches extremely well and finds ways to get open. Stubblefield should be there in the 6th round when the panthers pick 189th, or they could take him with one of their late 5th round selections ( 169 or 171 ).


Although the Panthers selected Evan Mathis in the third round, don't be surprised to see the Panthers get a true center if either Jason Brown from UNC or Ben Wilkerson from LSU are available in the fifth round. Both were considered to be first day selections, and both have slid into day two. With Bruce Nelson a huge question mark and the status of Jeff Mitchell still undetermined due to both his his salary cap number and his latest steroids scandal implication, the Panthers probably will take a true center prospect somewhere on day 2.

Guards/ Tackles

Virginia's Elton Brown, once thought of as a first round pick, has slid to day two and would be a valuable pickup for the Panthers. He projects more of a Tackle in the Panthers system, however, because he isn't as strong in the run game, and the Panthers demand that their Guards pull on running plays. Wisconsin's Dan Buenning would be a nice value pick if available in the 5th round. Michael Munoz, son of former Bengals All Pro Anthony Munoz also has slid to day two. Munoz has battled injuries during his career at Tennessee, but has tremendous potential and could be a great addition if available in the 5th round. The overall crop of the remaining tackles and guards is fairly thin heading into day two.

Additional Depth

The panthers could also select players that have considerable talent who have dropped for one reason or another, even though the team has entrenched starters at that position. Players like RB Marion Barber III from Minnesota, RB Ciatrick Fason from Florida, RB Kay-Jay Harris from West Virginia, DT Anttaj Hawthorne from Wisconsin, S Earnest Shazor from Michigan and S James Butler from Georgia Tech all would be good value picks if they are available in the 4th or mid 5th when the panthers pick.

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