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Panthers Draft Prospect Visit Tracker Update

Here's the latest summary of prospects the Panthers have worked out privately either on the road or in Charlotte.

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2015 NFL Draft visit tracker: Which teams are the prospects meeting with? -
Carolina Panthers

OT D.J. Humphries, Florida

WR Ty Montgomery, Stanford

DE/OLB Za'Darius Smith, Kentucky*

RB Tevin Coleman, Indiana

To add another to list, I'm also seeing a report the Panthers went to Cali to work out Bruin LB Eric Kendricks:

Path to the Draft |
"I did linebacker drills and some board work. I thought they both went fine," Kendricks said. "There were different coaches, different teachings, but it was all linebacker stuff, so I thought it went really well. We didn't really go into what they do defensively, but they wanted to see if I understood coverages and could grasp certain concepts."

If Kendricks' draft-day call comes from Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman, he'll be paired with one of the NFL's elite linebackers in Luke Kuechly -- a reality not lost on Kendricks. "That would be really cool," said Kendricks, who won the 2014 Butkus Award. "He's obviously a student of the game, and I could learn a lot as a young linebacker coming up."

Everyone wants to play with the Kuech!

Walter Football has a much more comprehensive list that needs a legend to decipher: (Name, position, school, type of meeting code)

    Carolina Panthers

    No. 1 Team Need 
    Two Offensive Tackles 
    See the other needs ...
  • Justin Coleman^, CB, Tennessee (EW, INT)
  • La'el Collins, OT, LSU (COM)
  • John Crockett, RB, North Dakota State (EW)
  • Jamison Crowder, WR, Duke (SR)
  • Deshazor Everett, CB, Texas A&M (PRO)
  • Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (Fla.) (COM)
  • Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State (SR)
  • D.J. Humphries^, OT, Florida (PRI, PRO)
  • John Miller, G, Louisville (EW)
  • Quayshawn Nealy, ILB, Georgia Tech (INT)
  • Steven Nelson, CB, Oregon State (SR)
  • Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M (COM)
  • Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State (SR)
  • Wes Saxton, TE, South Alabama (EW)
  • D'Joun Smith, CB, Florida Atlantic (SR)
  • Za'Darius Smith, DE/3-4OLB, Kentucky (WOR)
  • Damian Swann, CB, Georgia (EW)
  • Jordan Taylor, WR, Rice (EW)
  • Leterrius Walton, DT, Central Michigan (EW)
  • Zach Zenner, FB/RB, South Dakota State (EW)

Legend for type of meeting:

SR - Senior Bowl meeting.
EW - East-West Shrine meeting.
COM - Combine meeting.
INT - Interested.
VINT - Very Interested.
PRO - Pro Day or campus meeting/workout.
LOC - Local visit.
PRI - Private visit.
WOR - Private Workout.
% - indicates more than one meeting at an event.
^ - has met with team at more than one event.
# - indicates meeting set up outside of the 2015 Senior Bowl or the 2015 East-West Shrine Game

That some really good data there though I'm curious how they determine 'interested' from 'very interested'? White vs red roses? Red Lobster or Halls Chop House? Hat tip to Charlie over at Walter for compiling this info though.

So who has been missed? Tim Tebow? Has he been in for a visit yet? lol...please do not start that rumor!

One last visit to highlight is this 2nd or 3rd round tackle prospect:

Panthers Attend Ty Sambrailo’s Pro Day - Carolina - Scout
Even though the Carolina Panthers signed Michael Oher, there is a high probability that the Panthers will be drafting an offensive tackle high in the NFL Draft at the end of April. The Panthers scouts were one of at least ten teams to attend Ty Sambrailo’s Pro Day, per Jake Marsing of Mile High Huddle. Sambrailo did not participate in many drills, only two of six drills to be exact, after he had a strong performance at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

He decided to re-run the 20-yard shuttle and the three-cone drill and improved in both drills. This is impressive considering he finished fifth among offensive tackles at Scouting Combine in the three-cone drill.

I'd love an OT like Humphries or Flowers in the first and this kid in the second.

Update: Here's a few more visits Smokewagon says occurred:

  • Javorius "Buck" Allen – Private workout
  • DeVante Parker – Private workout
  • Dezmin Lewis – Private workout
  • Greg Mancz – Interested
  • Damarious Randall – Private workout – Interested
  • Devin Smith – Private workout scheduled