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Carolina Panthers Rookie Camp Pictures

May 11 2013 01:54 PM Zod Carolina Panthers
Rookie camp is basically an introduction for the rookies and undrafted free agents of note and a chance for scores of other players to try to get an invite to the regular camp.

In all honesty there is not much going on except the extreme fundamentals of the game. They break down the rookies with the basics and keep an eye out for others that show them something.

There is no real contact allowed, so we can only watch and notice the footwork and strength of the lineman in dummy drills and such.

So anyways on with some pics and general observations....

1- Gettleman is awesome. He has a much different personality than Hurney. Very outgoing. Just seems like a great guy. He reminds me of a highschool football coach from his demeanor to how he wears his shorts. He also chews tobacco, not redman, its out of a tin. A Copenhagen man.

Here David Gettleman takes time to sign an autograph.
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2. A couple guys you may not have heard on but possibly keep an eye on....


Tori Mobley - Guard from Jacksonville State - 6'3 290. Undrafted Free Agent
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Casey Walker - Defensive Tackle from Oklahoma. 6-1 335. This guy is HUGE.
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3. Star Lotulelei is as advertised. He instantly makes you aware of what has been missing. He just has a presence about him. I was watching him in drills. Nimble feet, tons of power, and it all just seems to come to him naturally and effortlessly.

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4. Kawaan Short - Looked fine in drills. The biggest thing was he was not corrected on anything. This was a day you really did not want your name called.
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5. Matt McGloin our new QB prospect. He actually looked pretty sharp. The receivers were extremely sub par, but he seemed to hit most of them in stride. Not a big guy and doesn't seem to have a huge arm, but is very fluid. Maybe our own Andy Dalton (ginger reference). Gettleman was keeping a close eye on him (pictured below)

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6. Ron Rivera seemed to be in really good spirits. If he is a man with his job on the line you couldn't tell by looking at him.
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7. AJ Klein - Good guy. Took the time to sign autographs on the way in. Again, didn't hear his name all day which was a good thing. Bigger than I thought he would be (twss).
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It would be real cool if Lester were to pan out

Sexually?

 

Do you see those muscles??? 

It would be real cool if Lester were to pan out


He has stiff hips, weak man coverage skills (better zone defender) and no burst off the snap but the guy can play regardless. Lester had his crappy games (like Tennessee) this year but I see him making our squad.

At worst, he'll provide good depth for The Panthers.

Thank you for the pics!!  Those of us who can't be there truly appreciate it! 

 

How'd our other rookie QB, Colby Cameron, do?

 

I am so pumped for the season to start!

Yea I don't think Lester is some phenomenal player like some people are making him out to be. He looked really, really bad in some games.  Some of it, I think is coachable. He takes bad angles and like Promethean said isn't great in man coverage.  He is a ball hawk, seems to be a play-maker though. I hope he makes the team.

Damn Barner and Star are impressive physically. It's unusual for a guy of Barner's size to be as yoked as he is. Star is just on another level...look how massive his arms are compared to guys that even outweigh him

 

Right now I'd say Lester makes the squad. I can see him providing some pretty good depth as he is coached up. 

 

Thanks Zod!

Barner is one solid lil fugger. And imagine, with a year of NFL level workouts, he could gain more muscle...

He has stiff hips, weak man coverage skills (better zone defender) and no burst off the snap but the guy can play regardless. Lester had his crappy games (like Tennessee) this year but I see him making our squad.

At worst, he'll provide good depth for The Panthers.

i think we'll keep on doing a lot of zone so that's not that big of a deal.

 

very rare that we break out into man coverage anymore.

I feel like there are more DBs with long hair than any other position.

 

Heh I was going to say something similar.  If Lester and Godfrey are starting we have the league's longest haired Safeties heh.  "With our hair powers combined, we are TROY POLOMALU!"

 

... hopefully doesn't take you guys too long to get that reference...

2nd attempt...

 

Any word on Robert Jones?  For those who were there?  He's one of the bigger bodies on the OL.

Thanks for the look inside camp, nice work.

8. Kenjon Barner - 

 

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Can not wait to see this guy rip off a 40 yarder on the Taint defense.

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Any word on Robert Jones?  For those who were there?  He's one of the bigger bodies on the OL.

 

 

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I don't remember anything about him. Its going to be tough for him with Star and Kawaan in front of him. PS player maybe?

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I don't remember anything about him. Its going to be tough for him with Star and Kawaan in front of him. PS player maybe?


I thought Jones was brought in for a look at OT?

I thought Jones was brought in for a look at OT?


Crap, you are right. There were two #60s today. They ran out of numbers. Didn't make it very easy.

Awesome pics.

Did Barner look like 4.3 speed or 4.5 speed out there...... :)

Awesome pics.

Did Barner look like 4.3 speed or 4.5 speed out there...... :)

 

They don't run full speed yet :(

Awesome stuff Zod, thanks.

Really, really nice pictures too. Much better than the other ones I've seen today.

Barner looks strong but not freakish by any means. Star on the other hand has arms the size of Chance Warmack's legs. #91 looks like a comic book store geek that snuck into camp.

Kugbila looks like a great football player. Looks.

Awesome thread, Zod. Much appreciated!

 

If you get a chance, can you see how the QB Cameron is doing, how Lamont Bryant is doing, as well as how the kicker looks?

Star's arms look like a normal guys thighs. Kid looks huge but really proportioned well.

Star's arms look like a normal guys thighs. Kid looks huge but really proportioned well.

 

LIke some of the commentators i heard said. He is built like a house. He is just a solid, massive dude. 

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onetwothreeDEATH!

 

nice work zod. the death star looks great