By Danny Jaillet
The Carolina Panthers linebacker has a lot of work to do this summer.
There is no doubt that Andre Smith can play the game of football. The former North Carolina product is now trying to make a name for himself with the Carolina Panthers. Playing the linebacker position, that may be easier said than done. Carolina has a ton of talent and looks to continue with the youth movement at the position. Of course, the top dog will be Luke Kuechly, and it does not look like anybody will be passing him on the linebacker depth chart anytime soon.
Even still, Smith’s football pedigree is very noteworthy. As a sophomore in 2016, he recorded 113 tackles and a sack. His 57 assisted tackles were fifth overall in the ACC. The 113 total tackles was sixth overall in the ACC. Now, he looks to continue his success at the professional level. He was able to receive some playing time last year. He played in three games, recording three tackles.
Now, he looks to continue that upward momentum. Even still, it will be an uphill battle for him. Jermaine Carter is also battling for a spot on the roster, and that should make for an interesting dynamic come training camp. Both of those players are very talented, although Smith may have the edge. Bill Voth of Grill Bill column published on...touched on this a little bit in his weekly