Written by John fenster
New Panthers general manager Dan Morgan recognizes a good draft pick. He was.
Morgan excelled. After being drafted 11th overall by Carolina in 2001, he left Miami as the winner of the Bronko Nagurski.
Chuck Bednarik, Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert, and Big East Defensive Player of the Year awards, being unanimously voted the best defender in college football.
Morgan helped the Panthers improve from the NFL's poorest defense to the No. 2 team in seven years and established.
Morgan's combination of high athleticism and personnel management success makes him especially rarer.
He became a coaching intern with the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 and worked there for 13 years as assistant director of pro personnel, director of pro personnel, director of player personnel, and assistant GM.
While he saw Carolina become the poorest club in the NFL, he helped the Buffalo Bills become consistent winners.
Morgan's first task is to help Tepper choose a head coach. Matt Rhule, the club's former full-time head coach, fared 11-27 during Frank Reich's 11-game reign.