Breakdown of Panthers Current Roster (Offense & K/P)

As with every offseason, the current Panthers roster is changing. Unlike in past years, the face of team is also changing. With that in mind I wanted to take a first look at the Panthers 2010 offensive lineup. The following is a list of who's currently on the Panthers roster broken down by position. I have no doubt this list will change before the season begins.

Because kicker and punter don't fall into either offense or defense I'm going to start with them here and get them out of the way. So, first up the "oldies" on the team:

Name Pos Age Yrs
John Kasay K 40 20
Jason Baker P 31 10

 

I realize the kicker position has a longer life in the league, but to see someone with 20 years as a pro is rare. I'm glad Kasay's still here but how long will it last. There is also the question of kickoff duties with the rumor that Jason Baker will take over.

After the jump I'll go through the offensive; tomorrow the defense.

Let's start with the skill positions. I should add the projected depth on all positions are my own gut feelings and should be taken as such.

Wide Receivers
Proj Dept Name Age Yrs
1 Steve Smith 30 10
2 Dwayne Jarrett 23 4
3
Kenneth Moore 25 3
4
Wallace Wright 26 4
5
Dexter Jackson 23 2
6
Charly Martin 25 2

 

Event with the recent 30 purge, Steve Smith position on the team is safe. The rest of the field is a giant question mark. Jarrett showed a sign of life with Matt Moore behind center but will it continue. A lot has been made of his age as well, having been a pro for 4 years but is the second youngest receiver on the roster (Jackson is a little over a month younger). Really the only reason I give Jarrett the edge is because he's a larger target and has been with the team the longest. But really know knows. Like most positions I don't think we have the final receivers on the roster.

Running Backs / Full Back
Proj Dept Name Age Yrs
1 DeAngelo Williams
26
5
2 Jonathan Stewart 22 3
3
Tyrell Sutton 23 2
4 Mike Goodson 22 2
FB
Tony Fiammetta 23 2

 

This is one position we pretty much know the breakdown. The two biggest questions for this season have to do with Goodson, will he put the fumblitis behind him and if so will he be used more as a receiver, as was speculated before last season. My guess is maybe and no.

Quarterbacks
Proj Dept Name Age Yrs
1 Matt Moore 25
4
2 Hunter Cantwell 24 1

 

At QB we are sporting rookie starter and a second year practice squad player. I say rookie in the sense he hasn't started a full season. I think there's little doubt we will sign another QB; I would bet two by the time training camp starts.

Tightends
Proj Dept Name Age Yrs
1 Jeff King
27
5
2 Dante Rosario
25
4
3
Gary Barnidge
24
3

 

Same as the running back, the TE position seems to be set. The question is the depth chart, but until I hear differently I would say it stays the same.

Tackles
Proj Dept Name Age Yrs
1 - LT
Jordan Gross
29
8
1 - RT Jeff Otah
23
3
3
Geoff Schwartz
23
2
4
Rob Petitti
27
5
5
Garry Williams
23
2
Guards
Proj Dept Name Age Yrs
1 - RG
Mackenzy Bernadeau
24
3
1 - LG
Travelle Wharton 28
7
3
Duke Robinson
23
2
4
C.J. Davis
23
2
Center
Proj Dept Name Age Yrs
1 Ryan Kalil
24
4
2 Steve Justice
25
2

 

At first glance I'd have to say overall not a bad group. However, the biggest question will be our starting guard positions. But with Wharton returning and Bernadeau filling in nicely at the end of the season they are the front runners for the starting job. With the signing of Petitti I'm not sure how many more offensive linemen the team will stock. However, I wouldn't be surprised by a few more signings for body count at training camp.

 

In summary, the two biggest areas of concern will the 2nd wide receiver and the backup QB. To me, this doesn't seem to far from a completed line. A few moves on the offensive side of the ball and I think we have our team.

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