2011 NFL Draft: Full Seven-Round Draft Projections of the Carolina Panthers

March 30, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Say goodbye to the old, conservative Carolina Panthers draft strategy, and say hello the new, risky one.
Recent drafts for Carolina have consisted of striking gold in the first and late rounds, but have completely wasted middle round selections like Bruce Nelson, Keary Colbert, Eric Shelton, Evan Mathis, Attiyah Ellison, Rashad Butler, Corey Irvin and Armanti Edwards (although, that's not Edwards fault).
Carolina always took the conservative route under former head coach John Fox, but that all is expected to change. New head coach Ron Rivera is coming from one of the least conservative teams in the league.
The Panthers will no longer stay away from risky prospects that have character issues, injuries or come from a small school program. This may lead to more busts, but it will also lead them to striking gold as well. 
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