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#1 Murph

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

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#2 SauceBoss

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

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#3 Proudiddy

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

http://sports.yahoo....00153--nfl.html

Josh Norman fell to the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft after a solid career at Coastal Carolina.
Halfway through his rookie season it looks like the Panthers may have scored first-round value with the 6'0", 195-pound rookie cornerback.
Norman emerged as a starter in training camp and has consistently delivered as the Panthers' CB2.
In fact, Josh Norman has put together one of the strongest seasons among all rookie defensive backs in the NFL through Week 9.
The Tackling Machine
With data taken from football-reference, Norman's 52 tackles are the most among all rookie defensive backs this year:
Most Tackles - Rookie Defensive Backs:
1) 52 - Josh Norman, Carolina Panthers (5th Round)
2) 49 - Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings (1st Round)
3) 48 - Mark Barron, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1st Round)
4) 41 - Janoris Jenkins, St. Louis Rams (2nd Round)
5) 40 - Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo Bills (1st Round)
Norman has been remarkably effective at stopping the run in his rookie season and is currently on pace for 104 tackles, a huge total for a cornerback.
Most of the other rookies approaching Norman's productivity were first-round draft picks.
While the Carolina Panthers' 2-6 record is miserable, Norman did his part in helping Carolina earn both wins.
He recorded eight tackles in the Panthers' Week 2 victory against the New Orleans Saints and nine tackles in their Week 9 win over the Washington Redskins.
The Ball Hawk
Not only has Norman been great against the run, he has also been effective against the pass.
Norman's six passes defended tie him for sixth among rookie defensive backs. Once again, only high draft picks have exceeded his year-to-date production.
Most Passes Defended - Rookie Defensive Backs:
1) 11 - Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo Bills (1st Round)
2-T) 9 - Casey Hayward, Green Bay Packers (2nd Round)
2-T) 9 - Janoris Jenkins, St. Louis Rams (2nd Round)
4) 8 - Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings (1st Round)
5) 7 - Mark Barron, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1st Round)
6-T) 6 - Josh Norman, Carolina Panthers (5th Round)
Once again, Norman's stats are consistent with those of rookies who were selected on the first day of the NFL Draft.
Backing Up the Swagger
Josh Norman raised eyebrows during the preseason when the confident rookie refused to back down from wide receiver Steve Smith, saying he and the fiery veteran would "have a couple of words" in practice.
Smith responded by saying "once late July, August comes, he's going to learn very quickly this isn't Coastal Carolina."
July and August are long gone, and so far Josh Norman is having one of the best seasons among rookie defensive backs in the NFL.
The Carolina Panthers may have scored first-round value with their productive fifth-round pick.



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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

The Tackling Machine

With data taken from football-reference, Norman's 52 tackles are the most among all rookie defensive backs this year:

Most Tackles - Rookie Defensive Backs:

1) 52 - Josh Norman, Carolina Panthers (5th Round)
2) 49 - Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings (1st Round)
3) 48 - Mark Barron, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1st Round)
4) 41 - Janoris Jenkins, St. Louis Rams (2nd Round)
5) 40 - Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo Bills (1st Round)

Norman has been remarkably effective at stopping the run in his rookie season and is currently on pace for 104 tackles, a huge total for a cornerback.

Most of the other rookies approaching Norman's productivity were first-round draft picks.


impressive.

#5 Dash Global

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

Nice read!

Great find in the 5th no doubt!

#6 LA_Panther

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

I think this years rookie class for us is the best class since 2001

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

That just means opposing QBs are throwing his way a lot...

#8 nosuchthingasapanther

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

That just means opposing QBs are throwing his way a lot...


just like they do with all the other rookie CBs.

it's a trial by fire, and he's shaping up to come out like gold.

#9 La Pantera

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

That just means opposing QBs are throwing his way a lot...



Same with all the rookie starters.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

just like they do with all the other rookie CBs.

it's a trial by fire, and he's shaping up to come out like gold.


Beat me to it.

#11 Zithers

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:35 PM

what a boring article

not that i don't like josh norman. i do. i think he'll start for a long time. but that article sucked. did nothing but post numbers.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:45 PM

I also think it's interesting that two safeties are above him being that they usually have many more chances to make a play on balls because of their position. He is pretty much on an island, and for the most part as played as well as anyone could've imagined.

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I TOLD YA'LL!

#13 Irv

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

i met josh norman at the rivergate best buy today he's a pretty cool dude he was buying meek mills new CD and halo 4. I got his gamer tag but i promised not to make it public

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

i met josh norman at the rivergate best buy today he's a pretty cool dude he was buying meek mills new CD and halo 4. I got his gamer tag but i promised not to make it public


make it public or it didn't happen.

#15 Monday Night Shyamalan

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

Love Norman and his trash talk. I was fan as soon as he started jawing with Smitty in preseason, this team needs more of that fire...


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