We've seen Carolina Panthers miss out on the RB rankings (shockingly), we've seen them miss out on QB rankings (obviously) and seen them overlooked in helmet rankings (thankfully... that was a bad idea), however, Jordan Gross was recognized by ESPN's NFL writers as the 4th best LT in the NFL in their positional power rankings today.
NFC South reporter Pat Yaskinkas and AFC East writer Tim Graham gave the Carolina Panthers' LT the highest honors with both rating him as the 3rd best LT in the league behind Miami's Jake Long and Cleveland's Joe Thomas.
Really, what more is there to say about Jordan Gross? Recently he's been recovering from injury and that made his 2010 season less than stellar, but he still managed to make the pro bowl despite a lackluster year. Gross has been a stalwart on the offensive line, and has now assumed a major leadership role in the locker room as he teamed with Travelle Wharton to help organize the player workouts that took place earlier this month. The best part: He's still relatively young at 30 and plays a position that should net us another 3-5 years at the earliest.
Congratulations to Jordan, and thank you ESPN for recognizing a Panther!