2013 Carolina Panthers depth chart: Post-draft projection

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

This could all blow up in a month or two, but here we go.

Following the 2013 draft I've decided to take a premature look at the roster and try to project a depth chart for the fall. This was the toughest projected chart I've done, because of the glut of talent at some positions.

Early depth charts are controversial -- I get it. Part of this is trying to show no emotion, and think like the team. Joe Adams is still on the roster because cutting a fourth-round pick one year into his contract is bad business. Also, I think this is the year Lamont Bryant gets some playing time where can be used in end zone situations -- especially with Gary Barnidge gone.

Finally, at DT I think Kawann Short ultimately starts. He's a better run stopper than Dwan Edwards, and now the veteran can rotate out into a third-down role.

Offense

QB: Cam Newton/ Derek Anderson/ Jimmy Clausen

RB: Jonathan Stewart/ DeAngelo Williams/ Kenjon Barner

FB: Mike Tolbert

TE: Greg Olsen/ Ben Hartsock/ Ritchie Brockel

LT: Jordan Gross/ Bruce Campbell

LG: Amini Silatolu

C: Ryan Kalil/ Jeff Byers

RG: Edmund Kugbila/ Geoff Hangartner

RT: Byron Bell

WR1: Steve Smith/ Domenik Hixon/ Joe Adams

WR2: Brandon LaFell/ Ted Ginn/ Lamont Bryant

Defense

RDE: Greg Hardy/ Mario Addison

DT: Star Lotulelei/ Colin Cole

DT: Kawann Short/ Dwan Edwards/ Nate Chandler

LDE: Charles Johnson/ Frank Alexander/ Thomas Keiser

OLB: Jon Beason/ Chase Blackburn

MLB: Luke Kuechly/ A.J. Klein

OLB: Thomas Davis/ Jordan Senn

CB1: Drayton Florence/ Captain Munnerlyn/ James Dockery

CB2: D.J. Moore/ Josh Norman/ Josh Thomas

SS: D.J. Campbell/ Mike Mitchell

FS: Charles Godfrey/ Haruki Nakamura

Specialists

K: Graham Gano

P: Brad Nortman

LS: J.J. Jansen

KR: Ted Ginn

PR: Kenjon Barner

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