1. Greg Hardy, Defensive End
After a solid rookie year, followed by a sophomore slump, Greg Hardy established himself at defensive end as a double threat for the Panthers. His Run Stop Percentage of 8.6% was fourth-best for 4-3 defensive ends, and his Pass Rushing Productivity of 10.8 was fifth at the position. Not bad for a sixth-round pick.
2012 Cap Hit: $570k
2012 Performance Based Value: $7.4m
Value Differential: +$6.8m