Carolina Panthers Depth Chart 2019 Panthers Depth Chart

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Going 7-9 in the 2018 season, the Panthers just barely missed the playoffs. QB Cam Newton was obviously struggling last year with physical pains in his shoulder. He underwent a surgery this past January and has recently been seen throwing the ball at mini-camp. Although the Panthers drafted QB Will Grier in the third round of the 2019 draft, it’s still not known how ready Newton will be for the 2019 season.

The backfield for the 2019 Carolina Panthers is comprised of 6th in the NFL in rushing yards in 2018 Christian McCaffery, 5th round draft pick Jordan Scarlett, and Cameron Artis-Payne who’s been with the Panthers since 2015 and averages about a touchdown a year (2 in 2016). DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel will be WR1 & WR2 to start things out, and 7th year veteran Chris Hogan has been added to the roster, likely as WR3. He played for the Bills from 2013 to 2015 and the Patriots from 2016 to 2018. TE Greg Olsen only played 9 games last year due to injuries, but he still put up 4 TDs on the year.

The Panthers’ defense had a hard time of rushing the passer and dropping into effective coverage last season, but the team looked to attempt to remedy that by drafting DE/LB Brian Burns in the first round and DE/LB Christian Miller in the second. Shaq Thompson, Luke Kuechly, and Andre Smith round out the linebacker core for the Panthers, as it currently looks like Christian Miller will be sitting behind Thompson for the WLB position. Rashaan Gaulden and Eric Reid will be the starting SS and FS, respectively, and the defensive line is much the same, except first round draft pick Brian Burns who will be slotted in at defensive end and will be someone to watch out for.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Rashad Ross R. Ross (8)
67
#298 WR
Tight End TE
Ian Thomas I. Thomas (2)
67
#138 TE
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway (4)
61
#166 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Ian Thomas I. Thomas (2)
67
#138 TE
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway (4)
61
#166 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Rashad Ross R. Ross (8)
67
#298 WR
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
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
74
#103 DE
Efe Obada E. Obada (3)
65
#190 DE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Defensive Back DB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Jermaine Carter Jr. J. C. Jr. (2)
68
#126 OLB
66
#141 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
80
#24 SS
Damian Parms D. Parms (3)
69
#61 SS
Free Safety FS
Quin Blanding Q. Blanding (2)
68
#70 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Corn Elder C. Elder (3)
67
#204 CB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
74
#103 DE
Efe Obada E. Obada (3)
65
#190 DE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Defensive Back DB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Jermaine Carter Jr. J. C. Jr. (2)
68
#126 OLB
66
#141 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
80
#24 SS
Damian Parms D. Parms (3)
69
#61 SS
Free Safety FS
Quin Blanding Q. Blanding (2)
68
#70 FS
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Defensive Back DB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

TEs
Player Rating
Greg Olsen G. Olsen
92
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
67
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
61
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway
61
Desean Smith D. Smith
67
Dillon Gordon D. Gordon
65
Cole Hunt C. Hunt
65
Marcus Baugh M. Baugh
65
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
92
TE 1
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
67
TE 2
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
61
TE 3
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway
61
TE 4
Desean Smith D. Smith
67
TE 6
Dillon Gordon D. Gordon
65
TE 7
Cole Hunt C. Hunt
65
TE 8
Marcus Baugh M. Baugh
65
TE 9
Wyatt Houston W. Houston
65
TE 40
OL
Player Rating
Daryl Williams D. Williams
84
Taylor Moton T. Moton
83
Trai Turner T. Turner
83
Matt Paradis M. Paradis
86
Greg Van Roten G. V. Roten
71
Greg Little G. Little
74
Tyler Larsen T. Larsen
66
Taylor Hearn T. Hearn
68
Parker Collins P. Collins
69
Dennis Daley D. Daley
71
Brandon Greene B. Greene
66
Kitt O'Brien K. O'Brien
67
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Daryl Williams D. Williams
84
RT 1 OT
Taylor Moton T. Moton
83
LT 1 OT
Trai Turner T. Turner
83
RG 1 G
Matt Paradis M. Paradis
86
C 1 C
Greg Van Roten G. V. Roten
71
LG 1 G
Greg Little G. Little
74
LT 2 OT
Tyler Larsen T. Larsen
66
C 2 C
Taylor Hearn T. Hearn
68
LG 2 G
Parker Collins P. Collins
69
C 3 C
Dennis Daley D. Daley
71
RT 3 OT
Brandon Greene B. Greene
66
RG 3 G
Kitt O'Brien K. O'Brien
67
OL 12 OT

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Carolina Panthers Panthers
83
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Carolina Panthers
83
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0
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
Graham Gano G. Gano
85
K 1
Michael Palardy M. Palardy
83
K 2
Punters Rating
Punters Rating Depth Position

Offseason Moves

As with any team, the Panthers have had an offseason filled with signings, resignings and releases. Let’s take a look at some of the moves they made from January on. Securing TE Chris Manhertz for another two years will certainly help this offense out the offensive side of things as the Panthers are no stranger to the two TE offense. Manhertz recorded 1 TD and had two receptions on 5 targets playing 344 snaps last season (32.51%). Resigning RB Cameron Artis-Payne is a good move as he’s been a solid guy for the Panthers to have in their depth chart since 2015. He’s rushed for 50 yards and 1 TD on 16 attempts against New Orleans on 12/30 last year.

The Panthers were forced to part ways with T Matt Kalil after he spent all of last season on the injured reserve with a knee injury. He had originally signed a 5 year contract in 2017. The Panthers were able to add highly-coveted DT Gerald McCoy in free agency which will help to spruce up the defense. LB/DE Brian Burns, drafted 16th overall, was a smart pick for the Panthers. The Panthers’ struggling defense certainly needed a playmaker and Burns is just that. Later in the draft, the Panthers selected QB Will Grier (third round, 116th overall), RB Jordan Scarlett (fifth round, 154th overall), T Dennis Daley (sixth round, 212th overall), and WR Terry Godwin (seventh round, 237th overall). Jordan Scarlett will be RB2 behind McCaffrey and Will Grier will back up the currently questionable Cam Newton, provided Newton is healthy to start the season.

Looking Ahead

The Panthers’ high-hopes of going to the playoffs in 2018 were squandered with the fall of Cam Newton’s health, but that doesn’t mean one should count them out for this season. As mentioned before, the defense struggled putting pressure on opposing QBs last year. Adding hybrid defensive-end Brian Burns to the roster will certainly help. Gerald McCoy will also make a great addition to Carolina’s D-line, helping to put more pressure on teams and force more big defensive plays. If by the time September comes around the Panthers are able to put a defense on the field even marginally better than it was last year, they will be a force to be reckoned with in the NFC South.

That being said, I think the defense that’ll take the field opening day against the Rams will be much better than it was last year. I have to applaud GM Marty Hurney on seeing a need and going all in on fixing it. Drafting a defensive player in the first round isn’t as glamorous and exciting as taking, say, Kyler Murray, but when Burns is making big play after big play when the season rolls around, I don’t think anyone in Carolina will mind. As Newton continues the rehab-process into mini-camp, much of the Panthers 2019 story-line will fall on whether or not he’s able to fully recover strength and precision in his right shoulder. I’m not completely counting Newton out from pulling a Rookie of the Year and being stronger after his injury, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Coming off a career season last year, Christian McCaffrey will be a highlight of Carolina’s offense in 2019. Expect to see him to most if not all of his work on the ground, as in 2018 he recorded just one reception on one attempt. With a strong WR/TE core going into the season, if Newton is able to get his shoulder ready we can expect to see huge production from the Carolina offense with threats in the air and on the ground (Newton and McCaffrey).