Still in the thick of round we have the Panthers stalwart LT vs. their former all pro DE. This should be an interesting match-up for sure... so make sure you vote after the jump
Julius Peppers, DE
Statistics as a Panther: 122 games, 81 sacks, 30 FF
Accolades: 5 time Pro Bowl, 4 time All Pro, NFL All 2000s decade team
- I still believe he could be the most dominant defensive player the NFL has ever seen... I just wonder if he ever truly wanted it. The maddening thing about Peppers is that he has the physical tools most only dream of, and even if his motor was only running at 60%, that 60% was good enough to make him one of the most dominant defensive ends in the last decade.
Jordan Gross, LT
Statistics as a Panther: 120 games
Accolades: Pro Bowl (2008, 2010), All Pro (2008)
Since he was selected in the 2003 draft starting LT Jordan Gross has ensured the Panthers have had a clean QB as much as possible. Still regarded as one of the premier LTs in the NFL Gross is routinely named as one of the best linemen in the league. However, he's more than a paragon of good play on the field as he started his off-season charity kickball game, organized the Panthers' offseason workouts this year and has become one of the premier leaders for the Panthers.