The NFL draft is over and the Carolina Panthers have added at least one new starter.
That’s linebacker Luke Kuechly, who was drafted with the No. 9 overall pick. It just remains to be seen if he’ll start in the middle or on the outside.
Let’s take a look at Carolina’s projected depth chart as I see it at the moment.
QB Cam Newton
FB Mike Tolbert
WR Steve Smith
TE Greg Olsen
LT Jordan Gross
DT Ron Edwards
DE Greg Hardy
MLB Jon Beason or Kuechly (one of them will move outside)
OLB James Anderson (or Beason or Kuechly)
OLB Thomas Davis (or Beason or Kuechly)
CB Chris Gamble
P Brad Mortman (at least one rookie besides Kuechly will play a lot)
PR Joe Adams (the rookie also could get some time as the slot receiver)