lly wasted what should be valuable assets in third round picks."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomPanthers 2019 NFL DraftWhy have the Panthers’ recent third round draft picks been so bad? New Womens Brian Burns Jersey ,52commentsOver the last 10 years the Panthers have generally wasted what should be valuable assets in third round picks.EDTShareTweetShareShareWhy have the Panthers’ recent third round draft picks been so bad? Bob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsThe Carolina Panthers currently hold two picks in the third round of the 2019 NFL draft, No. 77 and No. 100 (compensatory pick). Third round picks are usually something to covet. The players available in the third round tend to have enough talent to still be among the top handful of players at their respective positions. Realistic expectations for third round picks should fall somewhere between capable depth on the low end to quality starter on the high end. Even sweeter, their cap hits tend to fall just below $1 million per year, on average, over the duration of their four-year rookie contracts. But based on the Carolina Panthers recent draft history, even finding “capable depth” with their third round picks in 2019 may be a reach. Take a look at Carolina’s woeful yield from their 12 third round picks from 2009 through 2018:Carolina Panthers third round picks 2009-2018YearPick No.PosNameNotesYearPick No.PosNameNotesThe only player the Panthers drafted, developed, then retained via contract extension is Trai Turner. Carolina got good value out of Brandon LaFell throughout his four-year rookie contract as he averaged 42 receptions and 596 yards per season, but LaFell departed via free agency once his rookie deal was up. Trading a 2012 third round pick for Greg Olsen remains the single best trade in Panthers history. But look at the amount of busts! Six of the nine players drafted didn’t even play out their four-year rookie contracts with the Panthers Greg Little Jersey , and that includes 2017 selection Daeshon Hall. Outside of Turner and LaFell, the only other players to carve out somewhat legitimate NFL careers are Daryl Worley and Terrell McClain. The jury is still out on 2018 selection Rashaan Gaulden. What makes the Panthers recent stretch of futility even more perplexing, if not outright frustrating, is the fact that they consistently nailed their third round picks throughout the 2000s. Take a look at some of the players Carolina drafted in the third round between 2001 and 2008: Steve Smith, Will Witherspoon, Travelle Wharton, Evan Mathis, James Anderson, Charles Johnson https://www.pantherslockerroom.com/authentic-will-grier-jersey , Charles Godfrey, and Dan Connor (though injury limited Connor’s career). That’s right, between 2001 and 2008 the Panthers drafted eight players in the third round who went on to have solid NFL careers. They also had a couple of busts - Mike Seidman and Atiyyah Ellison, for example - but not many. While general manager Marty Hurney has done a commendable job addressing roster gaps this offseason, the Panthers need to absolutely crush the 2019 draft. This includes getting it right at No. 77 and No. 100. Assuming both Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly remain healthy (or can get fully healthy in Cam’s case), the window for another Panthers postseason run should remain open for the next couple of years. Finding two starter-level players in the third round of the 2019 draft would go a long way in keeping that window open. The Panthers added another versatile edge rusher to their roster in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteCat Scratch Readera Carolina Panthers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsAboutPanthersOddsShopStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomFiled under:Panthers 2019 NFL DraftChristian Miller gives the Panthers some much needed versatility in their pass rushNew,13commentsThe Panthers added another versatile edge rusher to their roster in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.EDTShareTweetShareShareChristian Miller gives the Panthers some much needed versatility in their pass rushThe Carolina Panthers went into the 2019 NFL Draft looking to solve one of the 2018 team’s biggest problems — a severely anemic pass rush that failed to generate pressure on their opponents’ quarterbacks with any sort of consistency. After selecting Brian Burns with the No. 16 overall pick, the Panthers used their next two selections — Nos. 47 and 100 — to address other pressing needs before circling back to their desire to add edge rushers to the roster. Former Alabama edge rusher Christian Miller was on the board when the Panthers were on the clock at No. 115 overall, and Marty Hurney cashed in on the chance to add a player of Miller’s caliber to the roster. Was it the right decision? Only time will tell Womens Christian Miller Jersey , but let’s take a look at what Miller can bring to the table for the Panthers to get an idea of what we should expect from him in 2019 and beyond.Strengths and weaknessesLike every prospect, Miller has some good and bad parts to his game. NFL Draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes that Miller is a ‘long, lean rush backer with above-average athletic traits that could serve him well as a pass rusher’ and that ‘teams could be a little gun-shy with Miller considering the talent he played alongside and his solo season of production’.He also adds that ‘What will be hard to ignore are his long arms, ability to attack the edge with speed and footwork to manufacture dangerous inside counters. He’s talented enough to earn his keep chasing quarterbacks, but he’ll have to gain strength and prove he can handle run duties in order to play every down.’Pass rush abilityJustin Melo of DraftWire interviewed Miller a week before the draft, and one of Miller’s answers that described his ability as a pass rusher stood out to me.I like seeing that confidence in his ability, and I especially like the line ‘I play with violent hands’. There’s a lot to like about this kid, y’all.Final thoughtsErik Evans from Roll ‘Bama Roll believes Miller is one of the most talented rushers from this year’s draft class, but he’s a very raw prospect and could be a gamble for the Panthers due to injuries he sustained in college (more on this later today).If — and granted Jordan Scarlett Jersey , this is a gigantic, enormous if — Miller can stay healthy and have consistent success at the next level, then the Panthers could end up with the biggest steal of the entire 2019 draft class.We’re obviously in wait and see mode for that, but it would be nice for things to work out that way, don’t you think?What are your thoughts on Christian Miller? Are you glad the Panthers took a gamble on him in the fourth round? Do you think it will pay off for them, or do you think Miller will be a wasted pick? Share your thoughts with us!