The Panthers' 2009 draft will be notable for several reasons: the trading of their 2010 first-round draft choice and the attempted shoring-up of the defense by throwing the first 3 picks that way. (Here's my column today about whether trading the 2010 first-round pick to get FSU DE Everette Brown was worth the risk).
But this draft is notable in another way, too -- it's going to generate a whole lot of misspellings.
1) It's Everette, with the "e" on the end, for the Panthers' first-round choice from eastern N.C. (It sounds like Brown will play a lot right away and have a chance at unseating Tyler Brayton and/or Charles Johnson for the starting LDE role).
2) It's "Corvey Irvin," not one of the many variations you could think of, for the third-round DT from Georgia. Note that tricky "v" in Corvey -- making this first name sound like a term of endearment for a Corvette.
3) It's "Sherrod" Martin for the second-round CB from Troy.
4) It's Tony "Fiammetta" for the fourth-round FB from Syracuse who may eventually replace Brad Hoover (although not this year, I'd bet) in that role.
Thank goodness for at least one name easy on the eyes and ears -- RB Mike Goodson from Texas A&M, who joined the Panthers in the fourth round.
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