Carolina Panthers Depth Chart 2019 Panthers Depth Chart

5-8, 3rd NFC South

vs SEA

6:00 pm GMT, 12/15

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
Running Back RB
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 (1)
71
#92 TE
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway (4)
61
#166 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Ian Thomas I. Thomas (1)
71
#92 TE
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway (4)
61
#166 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra (5)
65
#258 WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
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
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
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 Ramik Wilson R. Wilson
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
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 66.9 0 RB 1 66.9 0 106 86 726 8.4 25 4 246 1220 84 12 5 93.8
Alex Armah A. Armah
62
RB 2 9.7 0 RB 2 9.7 0 2 2 6 3 4 0 6 11 4 1 1.8 0.8
Reggie Bonnafon R. Bonnafon
67
RB 3 4.9 0 RB 3 4.9 0 7 4 18 4.5 7 0 12 101 59 1 8.4 10.1
Mike Davis M. Davis
76
RB 4 8 0 RB 4 8 0 8 7 22 3.1 7 0 11 25 8 0 2.3 2.8
Elijah Holyfield E. Holyfield
70
RB 5 RB 5
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 65.3 121 78 1061 60 13.6 52 4 5 30 0 6 2.3
Curtis Samuel C. Samuel
77
RWR 2 61.9 90 45 566 50 12.6 44 5 13 103 1 7.9 7.9
Jarius Wright J. Wright
73
SWR 3 44.8 44 24 258 50 10.8 33 0 1 -7 0 -7 -0.5
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra
65
RWR 5 3.4 3 1 7 30 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deandrew White D. White
66
SWR 6 3 1 1 8 100 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jesus Wilson J. Wilson
65
LWR 7 16.2 10 3 35 30 11.7 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Damion Jeanpiere Jr. D. Jeanpiere Jr.
74
WR 7
TEs
Player Rating
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
71
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
75
Greg Olsen G. Olsen
88
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway
61
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
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
71
TE 1 12.5 19 10 85 50 8.5 19 1
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
75
TE 2 24.1 1 1 11 100 11 11 0
Greg Olsen G. Olsen
88
TE 3 61.6 71 48 552 70 11.5 41 2
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway
61
TE 4
Marcus Baugh M. Baugh
65
TE 5 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
22.5 303.8 190.8 113.1 47 7 13
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
Defensive Line Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Vernon Butler V. Butler
74
RDE 1 32.9 24 8.5 3 0 0
Gerald McCoy G. McCoy
88
LDE 1 45.2 29 8.5 0 0 0
Kyle Love K. Love
74
NT 1 27.7 6 0.5 0 0 0
Wes Horton W. Horton
71
RDE 2 18.7 1 0 0 0 0
Efe Obada E. Obada
65
LDE 2 18 17 0 0 0 0
Woodrow Hamilton W. Hamilton
63
NT 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stacy McGee S. McGee
76
LDE 3 17 2 0.5 0 0 0
Bijhon Jackson B. Jackson
67
DL 8
Greg Gilmore G. Gilmore
76
DL 9
Frank Alexander F. Alexander
DL 10
Dontari Poe D. Poe
76
DL 11 37.8 22 6 0 0 0
Kawann Short K. Short
83
DL 12 40 4 1 0 0 0
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Eric Reid E. Reid
77
SS 1 70.8 107 7 1 0 0
Donte Jackson D. Jackson
79
LCB 1 66.5 35 1 0 3 0
James Bradberry J. Bradberry
78
RCB 1 70.1 57 1 0 3 0
Tre Boston T. Boston
80
FS 1 71.3 57 1 0 2 0
Javien Elliott J. Elliott
69
LCB 2 26.4 31 2 0 1 0
Ross Cockrell R. Cockrell
74
RCB 2 51.9 41 0.5 0 2 0
Cole Luke C. Luke
65
LCB 3 2.2 3 0 0 0 0
Corn Elder C. Elder
67
RCB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colin Jones C. Jones
66
FS 3 5.5 8 0 0 0 0
Natrell Jamerson N. Jamerson
68
DB 10 0.4 3 0 0 0 0
Andre Chachere A. Chachere
65
DB 11
Quin Blanding Q. Blanding
68
DB 12
Ryan Pulley R. Pulley
DB 13
Corrion Ballard C. Ballard
71
DB 14
Kickers Rating
Joey Slye J. Slye
76
Michael Palardy M. Palardy
81
Greg Joseph G. Joseph
73
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 90 21 75 55 27 0 2 5 8 6
Michael Palardy M. Palardy
81
K 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Joseph G. Joseph
73
K 4
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
D.J. Moore D. Moore
66
WR 1 70 6 4 81 70 20.2 39 0 1 0 0 0 0
Curtis Samuel C. Samuel
77
WR 2 65 4 2 25 50 12.5 13 0 3 17 0 5.7 17
Jarius Wright J. Wright
73
WR 3 59 5 4 30 80 7.5 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deandrew White D. White
66
WR 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra
65
WR 5 2 2 1 7 50 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Dortch G. Dortch
73
WR 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 61 10 5 57 50 11.4 19 1
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
75
TE 2 17 1 1 11 100 11 11 0

2019 Panthers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
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)
Week 12: 11/24/19 at NO 31-34 L Kyle Allen (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Jarius Wright (WR1), D.J. Moore (WR2), Curtis Samuel (WR3), Greg Olsen (TE), Taylor Moton (OT), Matt Paradis (C), Trai Turner (G), Greg Little (OT)
Week 11: 11/17/19 vs ATL 3-29 L Kyle Allen (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Curtis Samuel (WR1), D.J. Moore (WR2), Jarius Wright (WR3), Greg Olsen (TE), Matt Paradis (C), Trai Turner (G), Greg Little (OT), Taylor Moton (OT)

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.