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No. 30: Panthers' best draft class

2001 draft helped trigger Panthers' success

Originally Published: March 24, 2009
By ESPN Stats & Information | Special to Insider

ESPN Stats and Information has ranked all NFL players drafted in the modern draft (1967-2008) based on their performance during their NFL careers -- regardless of how they fared with the team that drafted them. Insider will count down each team's best draft class (seeded 1-32), then conduct a tournament to determine the best class of all-time.

For a short explanation of the ranking system, click here, or, for a more detailed rundown of how the system was developed, click here.

The 2001 Panthers battle the 1985 Bills -- Vote now!

PANTHERS' BEST CLASS: 2001

The Panthers have been solid, but unspectacular, drafting franchise. With only 14 draft classes to analyze, there hasn't been much time for players to accumulate points in ESPN's ranking system. They have yet to draft either an MVP or an Offensive or Defensive Player of the Year.

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