Wrapping Up The Carolina Panthers’ NFL Draft Day Two

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Published: April 30, 2009


... Irvin out of SEC powerhouse Georgia. 

The Panthers likely drafted Irvin, who is 6'3" 301 pounds, to fill their need for depth at tackle. Irvin, pictured in the article photo, has second-round strength, as his 24 repetitions of 225 pounds at the NFL Combine showed, and above-average balance, and lower-body strength. The Augusta, GA native also possesses very good balance. Irvin had the fourth best 20-yard shuttle, which is an indicator of an athlete’s side-to-side quickness and burst in small areas, time of any tackle in the draft. 

Irvin’s NFL readiness could be in question however, as the only two notable defensive linemen Georgia has produced in the past ten years are New England Patriots defensive end Richard Seymour and Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcus Stroud.

The Panthers used their first fourth round selection, No. 111 overall, acquired in a trade with the 49ers, to take RB Mike Goodson out of Texas A&M.

Goodson ...

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