Carolina Panthers Depth Chart 2020 Panthers Depth Chart

5-11, 4th NFC South

vs NO

6:00 pm GMT, 12/29

The 2018 Carolina Panthers had an alright season but sit in the middle of contention and rebuilding. However, with Cam Newton still in house, it’s hard to tear down a team and look to once again build through the draft. They’re had a bunch of success in recent years but several down years between those peaks have limited the consistency and legibility of those streaks. The offense and defense both ranked middle of the league at 14th and 19th, respectively. They made a few moves to improve the offense and signed a pair of veterans to shore up the defensive front. 

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra (5)
65
#258 WR
Tight End TE
Ian Thomas I. Thomas (2)
71
#92 TE
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway (3)
61
#166 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Ian Thomas I. Thomas (2)
71
#92 TE
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway (3)
61
#166 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra (5)
65
#258 WR
Quarterback QB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Efe Obada E. Obada (2)
65
#153 DE
Nose Tackle NT
74
#23 NT
Woodrow Hamilton W. Hamilton (2)
63
#132 NT
Right Defensive End RDE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
Jermaine Carter Jr. J. Carter Jr. (2)
68
#85 ILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
76
#49 OLB
Marquis Haynes M. Haynes (2)
66
#136 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Cole Luke C. Luke (3)
65
#251 CB
Strong Safety SS
77
#32 SS
79
#47 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Corn Elder C. Elder (3)
67
#204 CB
Left Defensive End LDE
Efe Obada E. Obada (2)
65
#153 DE
Nose Tackle NT
74
#23 NT
Woodrow Hamilton W. Hamilton (2)
63
#132 NT
Right Defensive End RDE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
Jermaine Carter Jr. J. Carter Jr. (2)
68
#85 ILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
76
#49 OLB
Marquis Haynes M. Haynes (2)
66
#136 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Cole Luke C. Luke (3)
65
#251 CB
Strong Safety SS
77
#32 SS
79
#47 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Corn Elder C. Elder (3)
67
#204 CB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Defensive End LDE Gerald McCoy G. McCoy Efe Obada E. Obada Stacy McGee S. McGee
Nose Tackle NT Kyle Love K. Love Woodrow Hamilton W. Hamilton
Right Defensive End RDE Vernon Butler V. Butler Wes Horton W. Horton
L Outside Linebacker LOLB Mario Addison M. Addison Brian Burns B. Burns
L Inside Linebacker LILB Shaq Thompson S. Thompson Jermaine Carter Jr. J. Carter Jr. Jordan Kunaszyk J. Kunaszyk
R Inside Linebacker RILB Luke Kuechly L. Kuechly Andre Smith A. Smith
R Outside Linebacker ROLB Bruce Irvin B. Irvin Marquis Haynes M. Haynes Christian Miller C. Miller
Left Cornerback LCB Donte Jackson D. Jackson Javien Elliott J. Elliott Cole Luke C. Luke
Strong Safety SS Eric Reid E. Reid TJ Green T. Green
Free Safety FS Tre Boston T. Boston Colin Jones C. Jones
Right Cornerback RCB James Bradberry J. Bradberry Ross Cockrell R. Cockrell Corn Elder C. Elder

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Christian McCaffrey C. McCaffrey
92
RB 1 66 0 RB 1 66 0 141 116 1005 8.7 28 4 287 1387 84 15 4.8 86.7
Mike Davis M. Davis
76
RB 2 6.7 0 RB 2 6.7 0 8 7 22 3.1 7 0 13 27 8 0 2.1 2.2
Jordan Scarlett J. Scarlett
70
RB 3 1.3 0 RB 3 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 6 0 2.2 1
Reggie Bonnafon R. Bonnafon
67
RB 4 5.3 0 RB 4 5.3 0 9 6 57 9.5 32 0 16 116 59 1 7.2 8.9
Alex Armah A. Armah
62
RB 5 8.6 0 RB 5 8.6 0 2 2 6 3 4 0 6 11 4 1 1.8 0.7
Marcus Murphy M. Murphy
72
RB 6 RB 6
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
D.J. Moore D. Moore
66
LWR 1 61.7 135 87 1175 60 13.5 52 4 6 40 0 6.7 2.7
Curtis Samuel C. Samuel
77
RWR 2 60.6 106 54 627 50 11.6 44 6 19 130 1 6.8 8.1
Jarius Wright J. Wright
73
SWR 3 43.9 58 28 296 50 10.6 33 0 1 -7 0 -7 -0.4
Chris Hogan C. Hogan
79
LWR 4 22.3 15 8 67 50 8.4 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra
65
RWR 5 8.5 12 8 106 70 13.2 40 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deandrew White D. White
66
SWR 6 6 9 4 51 40 12.8 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ishmael Hyman I. Hyman
77
LWR 7 29.5 4 2 34 50 17 31 0 0 0 0 0 0
Damion Jeanpiere Jr. D. Jeanpiere Jr.
74
WR 8
TEs
Player Rating
Greg Olsen G. Olsen
88
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
71
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway
61
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
75
Marcus Baugh M. Baugh
65
Desean Smith D. Smith
67
Wyatt Houston W. Houston
65
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Greg Olsen G. Olsen
88
TE 1 57.5 82 52 597 60 11.5 41 2
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
71
TE 2 19.1 30 16 136 50 8.5 19 1
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway
61
TE 3
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
75
TE 4 23.1 1 1 11 100 11 11 0
Marcus Baugh M. Baugh
65
TE 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Desean Smith D. Smith
67
TE 7
Wyatt Houston W. Houston
65
TE 40

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Carolina Panthers Panthers
79
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Carolina Panthers
79
29.4 374.5 231 143.5 53 7 14
Special Teams Rating
Carolina Panthers Panthers
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Carolina Panthers
0
0 0 1 0 0 0
Linebackers Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Mario Addison M. Addison
75
LOLB 1 49.7 34 9 2 0 0
Bruce Irvin B. Irvin
76
ROLB 1 47.9 36 10 1 0 0
Luke Kuechly L. Kuechly
99
RILB 1 67.9 144 6 0 2 0
Shaq Thompson S. Thompson
77
LILB 1 70.3 109 11 0 0 0
Marquis Haynes M. Haynes
66
ROLB 2 19.5 12 1 0 0 0
Jermaine Carter Jr. J. Carter Jr.
68
LILB 2 15.7 31 2.5 0 0 0
Andre Smith A. Smith
66
RILB 2 1.6 5 0 0 0 0
Brian Burns B. Burns
73
LOLB 2 30.2 25 7.5 1 0 1
Jordan Kunaszyk J. Kunaszyk
70
LILB 3 0.8 7 1.5 0 0 0
Christian Miller C. Miller
70
ROLB 3 13 3 2.5 0 0 0
Sione Teuhema S. Teuhema
LB 11
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Tre Boston T. Boston
80
FS 1 70.4 68 1 0 3 0
Donte Jackson D. Jackson
79
LCB 1 57.3 40 1 0 3 0
James Bradberry J. Bradberry
78
RCB 1 69.2 65 1 0 3 0
Eric Reid E. Reid
77
SS 1 69.7 130 7 1 0 0
Javien Elliott J. Elliott
69
LCB 2 27.8 38 2 0 1 0
Ross Cockrell R. Cockrell
74
RCB 2 53.1 62 2.5 0 2 0
Cole Luke C. Luke
65
LCB 3 2 3 0 0 0 0
Colin Jones C. Jones
66
FS 3 4.4 9 0 0 0 0
TJ Green T. Green
79
SS 3 5 2 0 0 0 0
Corn Elder C. Elder
67
RCB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dominique Hatfield D. Hatfield
75
DB 11
Ryan Pulley R. Pulley
DB 12
Natrell Jamerson N. Jamerson
68
DB 13 0.4 3 0 0 0 0
Corrion Ballard C. Ballard
71
DB 14
Quin Blanding Q. Blanding
68
DB 15
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Joey Slye J. Slye
76
K 1 106 25 78.1 55 31 0 4 5 8 8
Graham Gano G. Gano
80
K 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Palardy M. Palardy
81
K 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Punters Rating
Punters Rating Depth Position

Last Week's Panthers Starting Lineup

Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Chris Hogan C. Hogan
79
WR 1 63 4 2 14 50 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Curtis Samuel C. Samuel
77
WR 2 46 4 2 13 50 6.5 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jarius Wright J. Wright
73
WR 3 38 5 2 10 40 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra
65
WR 4 32 8 6 96 80 16 40 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deandrew White D. White
66
WR 5 25 5 2 31 40 15.5 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
71
TE 1 42 5 1 12 20 12 12 0
Greg Olsen G. Olsen
88
TE 2 26 6 2 12 30 6 9 0
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
75
TE 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Panthers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/29/19 vs NO 10-42 L Will Grier (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Chris Hogan (WR1), Curtis Samuel (WR2), Greg Olsen (TE), Matt Paradis (C), Taylor Moton (OT), Dennis Daley (OT), Daryl Williams (G), Trai Turner (G)
Week 16: 12/22/19 at IND 6-38 L Will Grier (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), D.J. Moore (WR1), Jarius Wright (WR2), Curtis Samuel (WR3), Greg Olsen (TE), Trai Turner (G), Matt Paradis (C), Taylor Moton (OT), Daryl Williams (G), Dennis Daley (OT)
Week 15: 12/15/19 vs SEA 24-30 L Kyle Allen (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Jarius Wright (WR1), Curtis Samuel (WR2), D.J. Moore (WR3), Ian Thomas (TE), Trai Turner (G), Dennis Daley (OT), Matt Paradis (C), Daryl Williams (OT), Taylor Moton (OT)
Week 14: 12/8/19 at ATL 20-40 L Kyle Allen (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), D.J. Moore (WR1), Curtis Samuel (WR2), Jarius Wright (WR3), Ian Thomas (TE), Trai Turner (G), Matt Paradis (C), Daryl Williams (G), Dennis Daley (OT), Taylor Moton (OT)
Week 13: 12/1/19 vs WAS 21-29 L Kyle Allen (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), D.J. Moore (WR1), Curtis Samuel (WR2), Jarius Wright (WR3), Greg Olsen (TE), Dennis Daley (OT), Taylor Moton (OT), Trai Turner (G), Matt Paradis (C), Daryl Williams (G)

Adding depth to the receiver position

While it’s likely that Christian McCaffrey will once again play a big role in both the passing and running games for Carolina, the Panthers needed some more depth at the receiver spot and got some help through free agency. With Devin Funchess departing, the only true receiver who secured over 500 passing yards last year was D.J. Moore. While Moore will certainly be a big part of the offense once again, he might be due for some sophomore year regression which could dampen his productivity. 

Returning to the team is also Curtis Samuel who 60% of passes for 494 yards. He’s another weapon for Cam Newton and might be looking to step into the WR2 role with the departure of Funchess. Newcomers Chris Hogan and Aldrick Robinson are also looking to make good impressions after coming over in the offseason. Hogan was outstanding for the Patriots during their recent stretches and should bring a great mentality to this Panthers team. Look for a slot receiver who’s great at moving all over the field. Robinson comes over from the Vikings and has been a journeyman his entire career. He’ll get a chance to finally break out as the #4 receiver on the depth chart. 

Bringing in more defensive help

Finishing the year as the 19th rated defense, things needed to change. In the draft, the Panthers selected Florida State edge rusher Brian Burns to shore up the defensive line. He profiled as an instant starter and will look to use his quickness to get to opposing quarterbacks. He has edge speed and can give offensive linemen various looks throughout the game. The 16th overall pick in the draft already has multiple sacks this preseason as he looks to start off his NFL career on a high note. 

In addition to the draft, Carolina made some other acquisitions on the defensive side of the ball. They brought in Bruce Irvin and Gerald McCoy to help further cement the defensive front. Irvin has been a lifelong starter since his rookie season and will be a great source of sacks and tackles. While he did struggle in 2018, his career numbers are very promising and playing for a contender will likely provide him with some extra energy. McCoy was let go by the Bucs simply because his contract was too expensive and Carolina, along with others, pounced. Fortunately, McCoy chose the Panthers and gives them another great interior rusher. The combination of these moves gives the Panthers more speed and versatility heading into this year. 

Expectations for Cam Newton?

After suffering a right shoulder surgery at the end of last season, Cam Newton is still taking it slow during the preseason. He’s taking it careful and being extremely cautious as losing Newton again would essentially end the Panthers season. Perhaps that’s due to Newton still not being 100% confident in his shoulder and the need for more time to recover. Whatever the case may be, Carolina will certainly be looking forward to having newton back in their lineup.

Last season, he passed for 3,395 yards and rushed for another 488. Depending on how long the injury lingers and how confident he feels in his shoulder, we might see Newton passing for shorter distances and attempting to get rid of the ball quicker in fear of getting hit again. Additionally, the rushing may decline simply for the fact that he doesn’t want to risk getting hit in the right shoulder and reaggravating the injury. If he is healthy, I wouldn’t expect nothing less than close to a 4,000 passing and rushing campaign from Newton once again.