If I had to choose a Panthers player form the pat to compare Tyler Gaffney to, I would have to go with Stephen Davis. In addition to having nearly the same size, they appear to have the same game as well.

The Similarities:

  • Both just over 6 foot.
  • Both around 220ish
  • Both have shorter strides while running. Davis learned to run lower in the NFL, Gaffney hopefully will as well.
  • Both are more straight forward runners, have limited shiftiness, and aren't afraid of contact.
  • Both have the patience to let their blocks develop and follow them well.
  • Stephen Davis selected in the 4th in 1996. That might translate today to the 7th or even an UDFA. Gaffney of course drafted in the 6th.