Carolina Panthers Depth Chart 2019 Panthers Depth Chart

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8:05 pm GMT, 10/27

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
66
#231 WR
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud (4)
67
#227 WR
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 (4)
61
#166 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
66
#231 WR
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud (4)
67
#227 WR
Tight End TE
Ian Thomas I. Thomas (2)
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
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
76
#15 NT
74
#23 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
Strong Safety SS
77
#32 SS
Natrell Jamerson N. Jamerson (3)
68
#69 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Efe Obada E. Obada (2)
65
#153 DE
Nose Tackle NT
76
#15 NT
74
#23 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
Strong Safety SS
77
#32 SS
Natrell Jamerson N. Jamerson (3)
68
#69 SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
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

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Offense Depth Chart Stats

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 61.2 49 33 425 70 12.9 52 1 2 25 0 12.5 4.2
Curtis Samuel C. Samuel
77
RWR 2 60 43 23 297 50 12.9 44 2 5 36 1 7.2 6
Jarius Wright J. Wright
73
SWR 3 42.2 21 12 138 60 11.5 33 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
67
LWR 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra
65
RWR 5 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deandrew White D. White
66
LWR 7
Tyron Johnson T. Johnson
71
RWR 8
Damion Jeanpiere Jr. D. Jeanpiere Jr.
74
WR 8
TEs
Player Rating
Greg Olsen G. Olsen
88
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
71
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
75
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
Greg Olsen G. Olsen
88
TE 1 61.5 38 22 278 60 12.6 41 2
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
71
TE 2 6.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
75
TE 3 25.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
8.3 129 84.4 44.6 27 6 9
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
Defensive Line Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Vernon Butler V. Butler
74
RDE 1 21.2 4 4 3 0 0
Gerald McCoy G. McCoy
88
LDE 1 46.7 14 3.5 0 0 0
Dontari Poe D. Poe
76
NT 1 38.3 15 3 0 0 0
Kyle Love K. Love
74
NT 2 26.5 2 0 0 0 0
Efe Obada E. Obada
65
LDE 2 21.7 10 0 0 0 0
Bryan Cox Jr B. C. Jr
69
RDE 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kawann Short K. Short
83
DL 7 40 4 1 0 0 0
Bijhon Jackson B. Jackson
67
DL 8
Frank Alexander F. Alexander
DL 9
Greg Gilmore G. Gilmore
76
DL 10
Linebackers Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Bruce Irvin B. Irvin
76
ROLB 1 44.3 7 1.5 0 0 0
Luke Kuechly L. Kuechly
99
RILB 1 74.8 62 4 0 1 0
Mario Addison M. Addison
75
LOLB 1 52.5 12 7 1 0 0
Shaq Thompson S. Thompson
77
LILB 1 73.8 53 4 0 0 0
Marquis Haynes M. Haynes
66
ROLB 2 21.5 8 0 0 0 0
Jermaine Carter Jr. J. Carter Jr.
68
LILB 2 15.8 12 1.5 0 0 0
Andre Smith A. Smith
66
RILB 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Brian Burns B. Burns
73
LOLB 2 43.6 14 3.5 1 0 1
Jordan Kunaszyk J. Kunaszyk
70
LILB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Miller C. Miller
70
ROLB 3 13.2 3 2.5 0 0 0
Sione Teuhema S. Teuhema
LB 11
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 43 10 76.9 55 13 0 1 3 2 4
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

WR
Player Rating
D.J. Moore D. Moore
66
Curtis Samuel C. Samuel
77
Jarius Wright J. Wright
73
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra
65
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
67
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 60 10 7 73 70 10.4 23 0 1 13 0 13 13
Curtis Samuel C. Samuel
77
WR 2 53 6 4 70 70 17.5 30 1 1 8 1 8 8
Jarius Wright J. Wright
73
WR 3 31 3 1 6 30 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra
65
WR 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ray-Ray McCloud R. McCloud
67
WR 5 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
Greg Olsen G. Olsen
88
TE 1 61 7 4 52 60 13 18 0
Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz
75
TE 2 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Thomas I. Thomas
71
TE 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Panthers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 6: 10/13/19 at TB 37-26 W Kyle Allen (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), D.J. Moore (WR1), Jarius Wright (WR2), Curtis Samuel (WR3), Greg Olsen (TE), Taylor Moton (OT), Matt Paradis (C), Daryl Williams (OT), Dennis Daley (G)
Week 5: 10/6/19 vs JAX 34-27 W Kyle Allen (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), D.J. Moore (WR1), Curtis Samuel (WR2), Greg Olsen (TE), Daryl Williams (OT), Dennis Daley (G), Taylor Moton (OT), Matt Paradis (C)
Week 4: 9/29/19 at HOU 16-10 W Kyle Allen (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Curtis Samuel (WR1), D.J. Moore (WR2), Greg Olsen (TE), Greg Little (OT), Daryl Williams (OT), Taylor Moton (OT), Matt Paradis (C)
Week 3: 9/22/19 at ARI 38-20 W Kyle Allen (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Curtis Samuel (WR1), D.J. Moore (WR2), Jarius Wright (WR3), Greg Olsen (TE), Matt Paradis (C), Daryl Williams (OT), Taylor Moton (OT), Trai Turner (G)
Week 2: 9/13/19 vs TB 14-20 L Cam Newton (QB), Christian McCaffrey (RB), Curtis Samuel (WR1), D.J. Moore (WR2), Greg Olsen (TE), Daryl Williams (OT), Taylor Moton (OT), Matt Paradis (C), Trai Turner (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.