Continuing our review of the Panthers draft history I'm going to switch it up and start 1999 with the list of 'Gem' candidates. We actually have some good ones to choose from in spite of the fact we had no 1st round pick due to the Sean Gilbert trade:
2 (34) T Chris Terry
Terry was a three year starter for the Panthers who's employment with the team only ended because of CDV offense against his wife. He missed only one start over three seasons and was a quality starter for three more for the Seahawks. So did Terry turn things around after the NFL? Nope, you'll see him on the 'bust' list too.
2 (38) DE Mike Rucker
One of the Panthers best defensive linemen in it's history, Rucker amassed 55.5 sacks over a quality 9 year NFL career. He recorded 416 tackles, 16 FF and 29 PDs from getting those arms up! Talk about durable, Rucker only missed 5 games in those 9 seasons.
One more candidate after the jump...
4 (100) LB Hannibal Navies
Navies played four seasons for the Panthers, only logging stats in his 3rd and 4th seasons. In those two seasons he logged 52 tackles and a PD. In 2003 directly after leaving Carolina he had his best season with the Packers. He recorded 86 tackles and a sack. He finished his 9 yr career with 221 tackles and 4.5 sacks.
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