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April 26, 2009

Panthers take Gamecocks' Munnerlyn

Captain2 The Panthers wrapped up their draft by taking South Carolina cornerback Captain Munnerlyn in the seventh round (216th overall).

Carolina had traded their sixth rounder for this pick with the Oakland Raiders. Munnerlyn also returned punts and kickoffs for the Gamecocks.

-- David Scott 

Posted by Observer Sports on April 26, 2009 at 05:53 PM | Permalink



Posted by: Snoozer | Apr 26, 2009 5:55:18 PM

Sounds like he'll be used to compete for KR and PR and also back up CB. Good pick, way to sure up the defense Fox and Hurney!

Posted by: Cameron | Apr 26, 2009 5:55:48 PM

We draft two CBs....big vote of confidence in Gamble and Marshall there.

Posted by: Ben | Apr 26, 2009 5:55:56 PM

He had like 1300 return yards in college, he'll be competing for a KR and PR spot mainly, but also depth at CB.

Posted by: Cameron | Apr 26, 2009 5:57:55 PM

its called adding depth. we lost Ken Lucas so we needed to add at least one, but a second one that can compete with others already on the team is a positive thing. Great draft day by making the most of our opportunities.

Posted by: cheerman23 | Apr 26, 2009 5:58:38 PM

Ben yeah lets just put all our eggs in 1 basket with Gamble and Marshall. That is the most ridiculous comment I've ever heard! Competition fixes everything. Captain Munnerlyn is a STUD! He is a gamechanger. Had he stayed til his senior year, he would have been a 1st day pick. Panthers did terrific this year. Great Job to Hurney and Fox!!!!!!!!!! BRING HOME BURGESS!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wowo | Apr 26, 2009 5:58:59 PM

A Captain and a Duke, impressive.

Posted by: Keith Crawford | Apr 26, 2009 6:00:18 PM

He's their corner. One of their good players that dropped because Steve didn't like him. A local boy.

Projected to go in the 3rd-4th round. Another good value pick.

Posted by: Revshawn | Apr 26, 2009 6:01:21 PM

Uh wowo, did you bother to check the stats on this guy - NO INTs this year and GOT BENCHED. Yeah good pick. This guy is a KR or special teams at best. We should have gotten OT Murtha, we need more depth there.

Posted by: Ben | Apr 26, 2009 6:04:26 PM

Uh Ben, he got benched because he had a problem with the coaches. It was not because of his play. The same thing happened with one of their defensive ends.

Honestly, why are you complaining? This is one of the best drafts we have had in a long time and we don't even have a 1st round pick.

Posted by: Revshawn | Apr 26, 2009 6:08:40 PM

He didn't have any picks b/c they didn't throw to his side of the field. Good pickup in 7th round

Posted by: CT | Apr 26, 2009 6:09:17 PM

Agreed Revshawn, this is a great draft, and a lot of you haters obviously don't know football. Captain is a great DB, last year he shut down a lot of receivers, that's why he didn't get any picks, but he had 2 sacks and 44 tackles last year. Also look at it this way, he is coming out of his Junior year, I guarantee you if he stayed till his senior year, he would of been a first day draft choice, no doubt! He has SPEED, better speed I think than the first CB we took. He has the return ability of Steve Smith (when he returned kicks). He won't be cut, I promise you that, look for him to get some playing time this upcoming year.

Posted by: Cameron | Apr 26, 2009 6:12:55 PM

Ben I don't need to see his stats I've watched this kid first hand since he was a freshman. This was a steal in the 7th round. He will be a nickel back for us and a solid one. If you don't remember the season before last South Carolina was ranked 6th in the country and after Munnerlyn got hurt it all went down hill. The ONLY reason he got benched was because of Steve Spurrier's EGO!! You can't tell everything about a football player by looking at a stat sheet moron!!

Posted by: wowo | Apr 26, 2009 6:13:54 PM

He may not start at nickel this year but HE WILL PLAY!

Posted by: wowo | Apr 26, 2009 6:15:05 PM

Nice draft, but I think that we need more depth in OL, and I hope that Fox and Hurney try to find 1 or 2 veteran players for OL...

Again, nice draft.
DE - CB - DT - RB - FB - G - CB....
with these selections we cover all our holes and I think that our team looks really nice and young.

Posted by: rock6996 | Apr 26, 2009 6:15:19 PM

Very well put Cameron. He does'nt have great speed on a timer but he is very football fast. The last time I checked these guys don't get paid to run 40 yard dashes they get payed to play football. The corner we took from troy is fast as hell he ran a 4.38 one of the fastest at the combine.

Posted by: wowo | Apr 26, 2009 6:18:10 PM

Great just what we need another fan who doesnt know his ass from a hole in the ground. Wowo you are right, this is just the guy we need, he gets mad because he got benched, declares, and then goes right to the bottom of the draft. And why did he get benched genius - oh yeah, his playing. So because he is a nice guy and hypothetically could have maybe possibly been a first rounder in never never land yes this was a good pick. Great logic.
And who the hell cares what SC did last year, what does their ranking have to do with his stats - and by the way you idiot the stats ARE what matter - all the stuff you have said on here is a bunch of puffed up crap that makes no sense. If you would stop being such a cheerleader for SC and start looking at this objectively you would see this isnt really a good pick.
Revshawn I am not complaining for the most part I think this has been a good draft for filling needs - we just didnt need this guy, we needed more OL depth.

Posted by: Ben | Apr 26, 2009 6:20:18 PM

Nice draft..
With these selections our team looks nice and YOUNG!!!...
So, please make an agressive D-Plan.

And if Fox-Hurney find 1 or 2 veteran players in order to add more depth to the OL its perfect..

Posted by: rock6996 | Apr 26, 2009 6:20:57 PM

first-team All-SEC cornerback as a true sophomore,

good pick! I give the draft a B.

Posted by: Jason Treadway ( The Free Radical Show) | Apr 26, 2009 6:21:35 PM

Fox will bring in about 5 offensive lineman and the best 2 will make the team as backups. Just like last year. Remember one thing competition fixes everything. We were in a hole just two years ago of having nothing but set positions and it got us complacency. I would not worry I think they did a fabulous job and the 7th round pick was the icing on the cake!

Posted by: wowo | Apr 26, 2009 6:21:49 PM

Ben, for ll your whining about the kid, his attitude will be fixed by Jerry Richardson if necessary. Or he will perform on the field and we can trade him. But your man Murtha still hasnt been picked yet by what I see...maybe Fox and Hurney actually know what they're being paid to do? And you aren't? Let's trust them, it's worked int e past.

Posted by: Teej | Apr 26, 2009 6:22:29 PM

Ben said -- "he gets mad because he got benched, declares, and then goes right to the bottom of the draft. And why did he get benched genius - oh yeah, his playing."

Your an idiot, he got benched because of EGO not because of his playing, the kids a beast. He has every tool needed to go on to the next level.

Ben, this is exactly why your not paid to be a sports analyst. Leave it to the professionals Ben.

Posted by: Cameron | Apr 26, 2009 6:25:45 PM

With the speed of these two CB picks, it seems clear the Panthers are really trying to improve the secondary. Add another serious pass-rushing threat like Everette Brown, and that can only help the situation that much more. I'm looking forward to seeing how the defense compares this year to last season. We'll face stiffer competition than our 2008 schedule, of course. So it's that much more important to put together some improvements on the defense.

My two-cents,

Posted by: NSpicer | Apr 26, 2009 6:26:53 PM

It'll also be interesting to see how many of these draft picks make the roster (or practice squad). If nothing else, some of them are going to push our current backups for a spot on the team.

Posted by: NSpicer | Apr 26, 2009 6:28:16 PM

You can say whatever you want about speed, jumpin' ability, hands, stiff or loose hips, the most important ingredient of any real football player is "want to"... you've just got to "want to" more than the other guy... JP doesn't "want to" but about every four plays.. So give some hungry kids with a bunch of "want to" and I'll see you at the big dance in February.

Posted by: The Ol' Ball Coach | Apr 26, 2009 6:30:29 PM

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