In case you missed it, here is the underrated bracket:
Most Underrated Panthers
1. Chris Gamble
||1. Chris Gamble
|16. Brentson Buckner
|8. Mike Minter||8. Mike Minter
|9. Nick Goings|
|5. Michael Bates||12. Will Witherspoon||???|
|12. Will Witherspoon|
|4. Thomas Davis||4. Thomas Davis|
|13. Travelle Wharton|
|6. Brad Hoover||6. Brad Hoover
|11. Keydrick Vincent|
|3. Al Wallace||14. James Anderson|
|14. James Anderson|
|7. Jeff Mitchell||7. Jeff Mitchell||???|
|10. Brandon LaFell|
|2. Charles Johnson||2. Charles Johnson
|15. Kris Mangum|
This matchup is between Charles Johnson and Jeff Mitchell.
How they got here:
Charles Johnson defeated Kris Mangum 85%-15%
Jeff Mitchell defeated Brandon LaFell 51%-49% (Just 3 votes!)
Here's the case for Charles Johnson:
We've been dealing with Charles Johnson being underrated by the rest of the league for three years now, and it appears that no matter what he does he's never going to get the respect he deserves. He's been one of the best pass rushing DEs in the NFC, and still doesn't get the recognition that he's earned on the field. I think it's safe to say that outside of Chris Gamble, Johnson is the most underrated Panther and is deserving of the #2 seed in this bracket.
And, here's the case for Jeff Mitchell:
Mitchell was the veteran anchor on the Carolina offensive line for five years, from 2001 to 2005. He led the Panthers offensive line that allowed only twenty-six sacks in 2003, a team record for fewest sacks allowed in a season, and helped Panthers rush for a team-record 2,091 yards, including a team-individual mark of 1,444 yards by Stephen Davis. Mitchell joined Jordan Gross as the only Panthers offensive linemen to start every game in 2004.
Given the fact that he was the anchor of the offensive line that played in the Super Bowl and no one ever mentions his name when they talk about the best players to play in a Panthers uniform, I'd say that makes him underrated.
Alright, it's time to open up the poll and find out who comes out on top. This is a tough vote, but it has to be done. So, who do you think was more underrated -- Charles Johnson or Jeff Mitchell? Cast your vote now!
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