NFL.com's Best\Worst Panther's pick
Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:19 PM
Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:26 PM
Not many people outside of the Carolinas probably remember this, but there was a vocal faction leading up to the 2002 NFL Draft that felt the Panthers should take Oregon QB Joey Harrington. Good thing John Fox stuck to his defensive instincts. While Harrington flamed out in Detroit, Peppers emerged as one of the NFL's most dangerous pass rushers. Peppers posted 12 sacks his rookie season and had five other double-digit sack seasons in Carolina. A two-sport star at UNC, Peppers' athleticism made him unique among his peers. How he lost out on the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2004 -- a season in which he scored two touchdowns in addition to his 11 sacks -- remains one of the sport's unsung travesties.
This is what kindve irked me the most. Never really thought about that. We took Peppers 2nd overall when we needed a QB badly, we paid him that cash, and he still wanted to leave. I dont want to start a rant on Pep thread but I never really considered that and it makes me sort of. . kind of. . hate him.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:40 PM
I also agree with Jason Peter and Jarret from the NFL list as far as being a bust. But I don't consider Kerry Collins a bust. The man took an expansion team into the NFC champtionship game in its second year of existence. He went 7-9 his rookie year. He was a great prospect until that racial incident and his drinking affected his confidence. May be he is a bust for us in retrospect since we thought he would be the franchise. I liked Tim B. too. He was injury prone, but he was a beast when he was not hurt. I still remember that game against the skins where he ran for for 3 TDs (two long ones) in the 1st quarter and Siefert yanks him him for Fred Lane
Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:44 PM
I dont care what they say...I will always love Tim Biakabatuka!
Could have had Eddie George
Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:46 PM
so it's okay to call biakabutuka one of the worst picks in panthers' history, but eric shelton gets away without even being mentioned? ...yeah right...
To be fair, if you weren't a Panther fan, would you have any clue that Eric Shelton had ever even existed?
Not excusing it. Just sayin...
Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:56 PM
Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:58 PM
"Fun fact: Jarrett has more DUI arrests (two) than career touchdowns (one). "
Now THAT is a stat for you.....too funny
Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:26 PM
rashard anderson is another. fun fact, the redskins picked champ bailey with the first round pick they got from us for Gilbert.
Those worse picks were not even close to the worst. As other have said, Rae Carruth was absolutely the worst. What about Jason Peters or Rashard Anderson both first rounders who were huge busts. Yeah I know, who??? Exactly................ And the list of terrible 2nd rounders would fill a page................
Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:15 PM
Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:21 AM