ProFootballFocus.com has posted their breakdown of TE's drop rate over the last 3 years, and the Panthers had 2 of the best (lowest percentage of drops). Here are their stats:
Name - Catchable Balls - Drops - Drop Rate
1. Jeremy Shockey - 132 - 6 - 4.3%
9. Greg Olsen - 154 - 9 -5.8%
After seeing these numbers, maybe the Panthers really should re-sign Jeremy Shockey. A previous stat showed that Shockey caught 60% of the passes he was targeted on, 37 of 62 in 2011. This stat paints a whole different picture of Greg Olsen's hands than the earlier stat that he only caught 45 of the 89 passes he was targeted on in 2011, for a catch percentage of 51%. So, this new stat changes the whole perception of Olsen to a sure handed pass catcher.