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  1. CBS Re-Mock

    Ok, so I was looking at the CBS 7 round mock (see other thread), and decided to do my own re-mock using the players they had as available. Also, I think the panthers could easily use the extra picks they received to move up in the 4th and 5th rounds to grab the guys they want. However, it just didn't make any sense with the way this particular mock worked out. So I didn't do any trades Round 1 (CBS): T.J. Clemmings, OT Round 1 (ME): Erik Flowers, OT I think this one is pretty obvious. Clemmings looked like a solid pick until I realized that they had Flowers as still available. I think that Gman would agree as well. Round 2 (CBS): Agholor, WR Round 2 (ME): Same, WR Yes please... This gives us our two biggest needs while grabbing the BPA in both rounds. We could draft duds here on out and be just fine. Round 3 (CBS): Duke Johnson, RB Round 3 (ME): Alex Carter, WR I wrestled with this one. I like Duke Johnson, and I like David Johnson (who is also available) even better, but this draft is full of RB, and only has a couple CB who could man the outside someday. We're going to need Carter next year. Round 4 (CBS): Garrett Grayson, QB Round 4 (ME): Javorius Allen, RB I think this was the pick the huddle had the most heartburn with. Why burn a 4th rounder on a QB this year if we could just do it next year. That being said, I really wanted to draft Justin Cox... but with the history we have with domestic violence it's just not going to happen. Besides, we already got Carter who is almost as good without the off-field issues. Round 5 (CBS): Senquez Golson, CB Round 5 (ME): Gerod Holliman,S Golson doesn't fit our team as we already have a nickel CB. As for Holliman, CBS had us getting him with our next pick, but the reality is he is the BPA at this point so I grabbed him early. Round 5 (CBS): Gerod Holliman, S Round 5 (ME): Corey Robinson, OT Same as above Round 5 (CBS): Corey Robinson, OT Round 5 (ME): Zach Hodges, OLB Smart player who can provide depth at DE/OLB and play ST. Round 6 (CBS): Andy Gallik, C Round 6 (ME): Andy Gallik, C Like this selection a lot, but I could easily see us not owning this pick when it rolls around Round 7 (CBS): Troy Hill, CB Round 7 (ME): Josh Shaw, CB/S OK, so now I'm violating my own rules against anybody who has been associated with domestic violence. But shaw is clearly one of the BPA, Carolina likes picking DBs and RBs in the late rounds, and he's the only DB left that really fills a need. As long as you can't get rid of this pick for more value next year, I'm all for throwing it as a high-ceiling player that just might pan out. CBS also has Chaz Green available, who I would have selected if we hadn't already taken two OTs. So in summary CBS: OT, WR, RB, QB, CB, S, OT, C, CB ME: OT, WR, CB, RB, S, OT, OLB, C, CB/S pretty similar... and if the real draft is anything close to CBS's version we'll get plenty of talent in needed areas
  2. Panthers Roster Battles

    Looking at the roster there seems to be nine or so roster battles left. these are not a "who's going to start battles." These are who's going to make the 53. Here’s my take RB: Vaughan vs Poole With all the injuries RBs sustain we'll have to keep three. This comes down to Vaughan and Poole. By all accounts Poole is doing great while Vaughan is being his hard working self. That being said Vaughan has special teams experience and tenure. so it wouldn't surprise me if he won out. - My prediction: Poole wins WR: Murphy, Gettis, Edwards, Tutu I've broken down the roster several ways and I just don't see us holding onto seven receivers. That leave these four battling it out for two spots (I think green will be headed to the practice squad). I know most people are handing Gettis a spot, but that doesn't seem to be the RR way. It's either put up or shut up, and for him to put up he has to get on the field. He doesn't add anything that the other healthy receivers can't give us. As for Edwards, I think he's about were he should be in his development, and I think he has a great upside. Unfortunately, upside doesn't get you a roster spot with this collection of players. Of the four I like Tutu the least, but I see him making it. - My prediction: Murphy, tutu (I'm ok with any two out of these four. Murphy and Edwards would be my fav though) TE: Hartsock vs Brockel I think Barnidge will get the second receiving TE spot, and I see Rosario on the practice squad. That leave Hartsock vs Brockel for the blocking TE/backup FB spot. Brockel has more versatility but Hartsock is the better blocker. - My prediction: Hartsock G/C: Blackwell, Byers, Z Williams. Browning, Allan we know the starters and I see Campbell, G Williams, Pollack as locks for backup spots. That leaves one backup G/C spot available in what I think will be a 9 man line. I really don't know much about this battle, and have heard positive from all of them. I think Byers and Z Williams are the most versatile. - My prediction (for final roster purposes): Byers UT: Neblett, Chandler I see four DEs as definite right now. You know the first three. I'm adding Keiser because he outplayed everyone at the end of last year, seems to be a RR type player, and brings some pass rush we desperately need. I see three DTs as definite: Edwards, Fua, and McClain. After crunching the numbers I see us keeping 4 or 5 DT but probably just four. Since Edward and Fua are both NT. That means the fourth spot probably goes to an UT. Neblett and Chandler fit that bill. I see Chandler heading for the practice squad - My prediction: Neblett Safety: Pugh, Smith Martin and Nakamura have been the best two safeties in camp, which leave the SS position more up in the air. I see Godfrey as keeping the starting gig. As for the backup battle, smith really hasn't doesn't anything of note so far. I don't see Nelson or Sullivan in the mix, and I think Campbell is heading for the practice squad. I had Pugh written off before training camp, but now.... - My prediction: Pugh CB: Hogan, Stanford, Thomas, Ness I'm calculating 5 Corner spots on the roster. I think it's possible that it ends up as low as four or as high and six, but I think five is the most likely. Gamble, Captain, and Norman seem to be locks at this point. I'm going to add butler to that mix. This leaves us with one spot for the four left. Ness's concussion is going to hurt his slim chances, but he was filling out as a RR type. I think Hogan has the best upside, but he has to get on the field. I'm almost at a loss on this one. I really hope Hogan comes through. - My prediction: Hogan K: Medlock vs Mare I'm not sure who has the lead between Nortman and Harris, but I think it's Nortman. On top of that the draft pick will definitely win in case of a tie, so I'm penciling him in. Medlock and Mare has gotten really interesting however. So far it seems as if they are in a virtual tie. Sure, ever panther fan is hoping Medlock takes it, but I'm not sure who would win this one if it were tied. Will it be the veteran with a bad year, and a long track record as one of the best in the league, or the one who didn't shank a bunch of kicks for us last year? My brain is telling me Mare, but I really hope it isn't. - My prediction: Medlock (I went back and changed this name about three times) Final roster spot: Assuming that we keep three QBs (we will), and that seven linebackers are being kept for certain roles (Anderson, Beason, Keek, Davis, Onatolu, Senn, Applewhite). That leaves one open position. I'm assuming that spot goes to a defensive player, but I guess it's POSSIBLE that it goes to a WR. That would leave us with the following battling it out for one spot: A. Edwards, Gettis, Norwood, Kearse, Phillips, Reggie smith, Thomas, Ness. I really have no idea where to go here. So I'm going to go with our biggest need. Pass rush. Kearse and Gettis are the last cuts. - My prediction: Norwood (by the skin of his teeth. I didn’t think he had a chance in hell to make the roster a month ago) That leaves my final roster as: Offense: QB: Newton, Anderson, Clausen RB: Williams, Stewart, Poole FB: Tolbert WR: Smith, Lafell, Murphy, Tutu, Pilares, Adams TE: Olsen, Barnidge, Hartsock OT: Gross, Bell, Campbell, G Willaims OG: Silatolu, Hangartner, Pollack, C: Kalil, Byers LS: Jansen Defense DE: Johnson, Hardy, Alexander, Keiser, Norwood DT: Edwards, McClain, Fua, Neblett LB: Beason, Keuchly, Anderson, Davis, Applewhite, Onatolu, Senn FS: Martin, Nakamura SS: Godfrey, Pugh CB: Gamble, Norman, Munnerlyn, Butler, Hogan P: Nortman K: Medlock… I mean Mare… I mean Medlock