The 2017 compensatory picks were announced this past week. The Carolina Panthers received an additional 3rd round pick (98th overall) because of the departure of Josh Norman and Brad Nortman. In the past, compensatory picksRead More
The Panthers released Bene' Benwikere on Friday after surrendering over 225 yds to Julio Jones in Carolina's embarrassing loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Benwikere admitted on WFNZ Primetime with Chris Kroeger that he wasn't in the correct game shapeRead More
Out of necessity, Charles Godfrey taking snaps at safety again. Panthers aren't pleased w/ what they've been getting at SS behind Harper.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) August 26, 2014
selection to move up 20 spots to select him. Bene’s 40.5 inch vertical leap and his 21 on the Wonderlic test are two facts that have me intrigued with this pick. While writing for DraftTek, I Mocked BB to the Panthers on several occasions but most frequently in the 6th Round. He has good size but his downside is the 4.63 40 speed (not elite for a Corner). Remember Brandin Cooks ran a 4.33 40 and the two may be lined up for years to come. However, in our “Tampa Two” style Defense, Bene’s Football IQ is more relied upon than his speed--at least that’s the hope. I do think he will see time at nickel this year and will be seen as a smart move in years to come.