As an undrafted rookie, Philly Brown emerged as the speed element in the Panthers' offense last season, squeezing veteran Jason Avant off the roster in November.
With a year of experience under his belt, Brown has changed his name and his game.
Now going by his given name of "Corey," Brown is proving to be more than just a deep threat.
"Last year at this time, Corey was a guy where we said, 'Wow, he's fast.' This year he is a receiver," tight end Greg Olsen said, via the Panthers' official website. "The guy can play. He's not just a one-trick pony, a guy who is just going to run deep. He has a lot of natural instinct to him. He has a good feel."
Running more precise routes and showing better chemistry with Cam Newton this offseason, Brown has a leg up on Ted Ginn in the suddenly steep competition for snaps behind Kelvin Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery and rookie Devin Funchess.
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