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Carolina Panthers - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

As an expansion team, the Carolina Panthers have been in the draft process only since 1995. Their first two picks that year did not pay dividends. They were Tyrone Poole and Blake Brockermeyer, although Kerry Collins was not a terrible quarterback also drafted in that first-round. The Panthers did find success as a team getting to a Super Bowl not once but twice unfortunately losing both in 2003 and 2015. The Panthers have had some outstanding #1s including Julius Peppers, Jonathan Stewart, Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly, and Christian McCaffrey. Their best first-round pick would have to come from that group and for me, that would be Julius Peppers who has been a big-time defensive threat in rushing the passer.

Honorable Mentions: Dan Morgan (2001), Jordan Gross (2003), Chris Gamble (2004), DeAngelo Williams (2006), Jon Beason (2007), Kelvin Benjamin (2014)

Harv Aronson

Harv Aronson

Harv currently writes for Abstract Sports, the Sports History Network, and the magazine Gridiron Greats. Harv wrote the published book "Pro Football's Most Passionate Fans" and as a professional writer has had articles published in an array of sports publications.

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