Eric Shelton, a second-round draft pick in 2005 who has carried just eight times in two seasons, hopes that a change of offensive coordinator will ignite his career. Shelton found himself in Dan Henning's doghouse after failing to pick up the offense as a rookie.
Now, Jeff Davidson is the new coordinator.
Running back Eric Shelton may be Carolina's forgotten man.
"I'm out to prove all of the haters and doubters wrong," Shelton said at the team's first day of mini-camp on Friday.
Haters, no. But doubters -- yes, there are plenty.
And why not?
With all the recent talk suggesting that the Panthers will take a running back early in this weekend's draft, one player still wonders where he sits with the team.
Matt Edwards recently got a chance to speak with Panthers' second-year running back Eric Shelton about his rehab, his goals and his perception of where he stands with the team.