It was evident with the way that Nick Fairley last night on the big stage made the aguement of being selected by the Panthers.. He lived up to his reputation as a game-changer for better, with three tackles for loss, including a sack -- and for worse, when he got a 15-yard penalty for shoving James' face into the turf after the whistle.
He displayed the way that he can change the game by disrupting the offense just by himself. He has the same kind of talent that Suh has for the Cornhuskers did a season ago. If Carolina does switch to a 3-4 defense, Fairley would be the perfect fit for at DE.