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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:09 PM

So what year saw the best draft in the Panthers relatively short history?

 

Here are summaries from the ones I would consider as contenders...

 

 

2001

 

Contributors:

1st - LB Dan Morgan
2nd - DT Kris Jenkins
3rd - WR Steve Smith
5th - S Jarrod Cooper

 

Highest Miss:

4th - QB Chris Weinke

 

 

 

 

2002

 

Contributors:

1st - DE Julius Peppers
2nd - RB DeShaun Foster
3rd - LB Will Witherspoon
4th - S Dante Wesley

 

Highest Miss:

5th - QB Randy Fasani

 

 

 

 

 

2007

 

Contributors:

1st - LB Jon Beason
2nd - C Ryan Kalil
3rd - DE Charles Johnson
5th - Dante Rosario

 

Highest Miss:

2nd - WR Dwayne Jarrett

 

 

 


2012

 

Contributors:

1st - LB Luke Kuechly
2nd - G Amini Silatolu

3rd - TE Greg Olsen (via trade)
4th - DE Frank Alexander
6th - P Brad Nortman

 

Highest Miss:

4th - WR-RS Joe Adams

 

 

 

Out of these choices, what year would you say offered us the best value of the bunch?

 

Are there other years you would consider just as productive or more so that I might have missed?  (feel free to list them)

 

Full record of the Panthers draft history can be found here: Panthers.com



#2 thunderraiden

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

Wienke wasnt a miss. He was a 4th round pick that provided depth for his position for 8 seasons. Basically he met his draft expectations

#3 dugbug

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:16 PM

2001 but I'm probably being sentimental Smith was that rare franchise defining pick

#4 Mr. Scot

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:16 PM

Wienke wasnt a miss. He was a 4th round pick that provided depth for his position for 8 seasons. Basically he met his draft expectations

 

I'd call him a miss, but it's all about opinions.
 



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:18 PM

Hopefully the one coming up.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:20 PM

2001 got us to the Superbowl.



#7 Mr. Scot

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:20 PM

Hopefully the one coming up.

 

I didn't put 2013 in the mix because it's really still too early to evaluate those results.

 

Honestly, 2012 is kind of a weaker contender in my eyes, but I listed it anyway.
 



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:24 PM

2001 got us to the Superbowl.

 

You could definitely argue that.

 

I believe 2007 arguably could have been the best ever, but that nasty whiff in Round Two really knocks it down a peg.

 

Had that one high pick not been a colossal bust, who knows?



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:29 PM

2001, and it's really not very close.



#10 Gabeking

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:32 PM

2001 definitely the best, but Kalil was a 2nd

#11 Mr. Scot

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:32 PM

2001, and it's really not very close.

 

It's the only draft on the list not conducted by Marty Hurney.
 

 

2001 definitely the best, but Kalil was a 2nd

 

Screwed up somewhere cutting and pasting :(

 

I'll fix it.
 



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:34 PM

Joe Adams hurts me though :(, I thought he was gonna be a beast

#13 OneBadCat

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:35 PM

2001

 

The first 3 rounds were HOF talent players.



#14 Mr. Scot

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:44 PM

Good draft followed by awful season resulting in #2 overall pick, making the next draft easier.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:51 PM

07 even though DJ was a terrible pick.




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