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Gamble & Smith Make PFF NFC Pro Bowl Team

ProFootballFocus.com posted it's selections for their NFC All-Pro team today, and 2 Panthers made the list, along with a surprising ex-Panther.

It's no surprise that they selected WR Steve Smith.

CB Chris Gamble was their 3rd CB selection, and they said he might be the best of them all. In 348 pass plays, Gamble has only been targeted 52 times, resulting in only 22 completions (42.3%), with QB's throwing against him only having a QB Rating of 48.4, 2nd only to Jets CB Darrelle Revis' 45.4.

Ex-Panther, LG Evan Mathis (a Panthers 3rd round pick around 6 years ago) also made the team as their starting LG, which should surprise those that remember Mathis as a Panther.

A should have been Panther, Bengals DT Geno Atkins, who leads all DT's in sacks with 8, was their top DT selection. Atkins was the #120 pick of the Bengals in 2010, who blew up play in the backfield all day long at the Senior Bowl, but the Panthers certainly had a huge need for a pass rushing DT, and the #112 pick. However, the Panthers traded the #112 pick to the Jets for pick #124 (DE/OLB Eric Norwood), and the #198 pick WR David Gettis, who they could probably have still gotten at picks #202 (S Jordan Pugh) or #204 (QB Tony Pike, who was cut this season).

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