Panthers Draft History Review: 1999 Busts

Continuing my series of fan polls on past Panther draft gems and busts we move to the busts of 1999. The following are the candidates for biggest bust of the Panthers 1999 draft.

Starting with our first pick in the 1999 draft:

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 theSeahawks. So did Terry turn things around after the NFL? Nope

Next up is a 4th rounder since we have limited players to chose from. I was trying to avoid putting players picked after the 4th round as a bust candidate. I selected Navies because he waited until leaving Carolina to have his best season.

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.

One more candidate after the jump...

The next bust list candidate is an unconventional one, at least in terms of my prior bust list posts. The third option is none other than...

1st Round Pick #5 overall - DT Sean Gilbert

Though the Panthers did not draft Gilbert they gave up two first round picks in a trade for him, the first of which was in this draft, #5 overall. Ouch! Though Gilbert played fairly well in four seasons for the Panthers averaging 50 tackles and 4 sacks a season Panther fans were expecting a lot more.

Former Panther HC Dom Capers had this to say in hindsight of the trade:

"Sometimes you get in a desperate situation and you don't ever want to be in a desperate situation. You make decisions based on the fact that you don't have anybody in a position as opposed to being able to sit back and make long-term decisions that you think would be best for the organization." But Capers quickly realized he had sacrificed too much of Carolina's future for Gilbert. "There was a lot of discussion on that and my initial reaction was that it was too much," he said.

Players on the board at #5 in 1999:

Oh what could have been...So make your selection!

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