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Are Panthers Shifting To 3-4 Defense?

According to "Inside The panthers' at the CO, and RotoWorld.com, the Panthers DC Sean McDermott says:

"May transition to more of a 3-4 defense".

They both mention that DE Charles Johnson and DE/OLB Antwan Applewhite playing as stand up 3-4 OLB's, Dan Connor and James Anderson at ILB, with Ronald Fields and Frank Kearse at NT.

Actually, ProfootballFocus.com reports that DE Charles johnson lined up at 3-4 OLB 3 times yesterday. I'm a little syrprised that Johnson would move to OLB rather than DE Greg Hardy, and shocked that Kearse is mentioned at NT, and not Fua.

This move will make for a very interesting draft day decision at LB, will the panthers go for a fast 4-3 OLB in the Thomas Davis mold, like UNC Zach Brown, or a bigger 3-4 type pass rushing OLB, like South Carolina's Devin Taylor, West Virginia's Bruce Irvin, or Marshall's Vinny Curry?

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