As a friendly reminder, here is the overrated bracket:
Most Overrated Panthers
|1. Jake Delhomme||16. Jason Baker
||8. Ricky Manning, Jr.||???||???|
|16. Jason Baker|
|8. Ricky Manning, Jr.||8. Ricky Manning, Jr.
|9. Eugene Robinson|
|5. David Gettis||5. David Gettis||4. DeShaun Foster|
|12. Na'il Diggs|
|4. DeShaun Foster||4. DeShaun Foster|
|13. Rocket Ismail|
|6. Richard Marshall||6. Richard Marshall||3. Mike Wahle||???|
|11. Jordan Gross|
|3. Mike Wahle||3. Mike Wahle|
|14. Doug Evans|
|7. Deon Grant||10. Ken Lucas
||2. Tim Biakabutuka|
|10. Ken Lucas|
|2. Tim Biakabutuka||2. Tim Biakabutuka
|15. John Kasay|
Today we're starting the 3rd round with DeShaun Foster vs. Ricky Manning, Jr.
How they got here:
DeShaun Foster defeated David Gettis 62%-38%
Ricky Manning, Jr. defeated Jason Baker 63%-37%
Here's the case for DeShaun Foster:
With DeShaun Foster, you have a guy who had a few memorable plays, but didn't do much else except take away opportunities from a young DeAngelo Williams. He was overrated by the coaching staff.
And here's the case for Ricky Manning, Jr.:
Ricky Manning, Jr. is loved by fans who remember the 2003 team because his performance in the NFC Championship Game against the Eagles is one of the main reasons the Panthers made it to the Super Bowl (where they eventually lost to the Patriots).
Of course, the problem is outside of that NFC title game he didn't do much else for Carolina. He got a few interceptions over the next two seasons, but other than that he wasn't as good of a cornerback as many people thought he was.
Ok. Now that we've made a case for both players, it's up to you to determine which one should move on in the bracket. There's a case to be made for both players and it's a vote that could go either way, but a decision has to be made.
So who do you think is more overrated, DeShaun Foster or Ricky Manning, Jr.? Vote in the poll below, and feel free to discuss your vote in the comments.
Just like it did in the 2nd round, the voting will close in 24 hours, so hurry and get your vote in before it's too late!