by Michael Lowrey
And who is Terrell McClain you ask? The defensive tackle the Panthers took with the first pick of the third round — 65th overall — of last year’s NFL draft. So that would qualify as a major failure indeed, especially as McClain was replaced by Dwan Edwards, who the Bills cut to get their roster down to 53.
Bonus observation: The 2011 draft for the Panthers after Cam Newton isn’t shaping up so hot. Of the seven players the cats took aside from Newton, only two are on the active roster (Sione Fua, Kealoha Pilares). Of the rest, one is on the practice squad (Zack Williams), two are hurt again (IR, Brandon Hogan, Lee Ziemba), and two are gone (cut) (McClain, Lawrence Wilson). Not good, especially for a team that not so long ago was claiming to be building through the draft.