Want to find a lottery ticket? Maybe it’s Brandon LaFell. Last year LaFell caught 44 passes, 677 yards, and 4 touchdowns. He missed the first two games because of injury. At LSU, LaFell had the knack to make big plays, similar to the receiver he is often compared to, Dwayne Bowe.
Although the Panthers have expressed that they will commit more to the run, moving the ball through the air is still a big part of how to win at the NFL level. Already this offseason LaFell has had compliments thrown his way. Coach Ron Rivera says the arrow is “pointing up” and 34-year old Pro Bowl receiver, Steve Smith conceded that LaFell ran the seven route better than he does now. Does this mean the 6’2 LaFell has finally figured it out? For his financial future, he better. It’s a contract year. A good late round gamble for those trying to find a diamond in the rough.