I am not a big fan of making sweeping observations of the team in the preseason, but I think it is fair game to take notice of players who's stock may be rising or falling.
Stock Rising - David Gettis. Gettis had 5 receptions and 82 yard mostly from Derek Anderson and was the game leader of either team on the field. Can Gettis push for the #2 WR spot? Sure does look like he could.
Stock Falling - Any second half WR not named Gettis. Derek Anderson threw exclusively to Gettis, not giving the other receivers a chance to showcase their talent and make the team. It could be that the other receivers were not open, or it could mean that Anderson has his go to guy.
Stock Rising - Richie Brockel. Really liked what I saw from him. Solid blocks and a smooth 15 yard reception showing soft hands.
Stock Falling - Brandon Williams. He missed several key blocks in the run game. While he may be a decent threat in the passing game, you won't make a Ron Rivera squad as a tight end if you cannot block at the line of scrimmage.
Stock Rising - Tauren Poole. He was the only RB on the Panthers roster that ended up averaging more than 4 yards per carry. He also had the longest run of the game for the Panthers. This undrafted kid out of Tennessee is getting the reps that Jonathan Stewart would be getting because Poole at 5'10 and 210 pounds is the closest "fill in" as a Jonathan Stewart runner we have. He appears to be making the most of this opportunity and showing promise.
Stock Falling - Armond Smith. Smith had one rushing attempt the entire game. It does not appear this kid will make the team and is being replaced by Kenjon Barner.
Who are your risers and fallers of the game?