Brandon LaFell is now a member of the Carolina Panthers after being selected 78th overall (3rd Round) in the 2010 NFL Draft.
LaFell had an inconsistent career at LSU despite being a high effort player. He flashed the ability at times to show he might become a first-round prospect, however, he was eventually downgraded for untimely drops, raw route-running and poor quarterback play. Concerns arose at the NFL Scouting Combine after his hands measured among the smallest there (8 3/4).
LaFell will attempt to succeed as the No. 2 receiver for the Panthers where Dwayne Jarrett has failed. LaFell and Jarrett will compete to replace the departed Mushin Muhammad in training camp.
LaFell is an interesting dynasty option because of his immediate opportunity for playing time and to eventually develop chemistry with new quarterback Jimmy Clausen. LaFell has the ability to develop into a No. 1 receiver for the Panthers.