Dave Gettleman must really like maple syrup. For the second time this offseason, the Carolina Panthers have gone to Canada to find talent. First it was defensive end Alex Hall, who had 15 sacks in the CFL last year. Now it’s David Foucault, an offensive tackle who was taken fifth overall in the CFL draft by the Montreal Alouettes.
It’s no secret why he was taken so highly. Foucault, whose first language is actually French, is 6’8″ 320 lbs and very athletic. Considering the lack of depth at offensive tackle, Foucault has a chance to contribute immediately if he continues to impress the Panthers coaching staff.
In conjunction with signing Foucault, Carolina cut three offensive linemen: former North Carolina Tar Heel Travis Bond, Mike Jasper, and Phillipkeith Manley.