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Alabama LT Cam Robinson Is Visiting The Panthers Today

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12 minutes ago, vorbis said:

my suspicion is that if the Panthers are checking him out, they're evaluating him for #8. if they're banking on him being there at 40 they might be wasting a visit on him. he's considered the top tackle available by a plurality of people willing to go on the record about it.

Might be a guy we could be considering packaging those two 2nd rounders together and jumping back into the late 1st to get if he slips. 

But, I really think this is all about those off-field questions. We probably already know where he'll be on our draft board IF he's on our draft board. This is probably less about where we value him and a lot more about whether or not we're willing to draft him period.

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1 hour ago, bababoey said:

As much as everyone seems to think we need a new safety, and I am not saying they are wrong, a guard in this years draft I would say is a bigger need.  Both Norwell and Turner are free agents next year.  As well as Short and Star.  I don't see how we are going to sign all 4 of them.  But I never though we would re sign Stewart 2 years after we signed Williams, so you never know.

There is a lot of truth to this.  We already have one of the highest paid O-lines in the league.  If we end up with Norwell, Turner, and both Kalils on large contracts we might have the highest in the league.  Not sure if they want to allocate that much to one position group.

33 minutes ago, AceBoogie said:

Cam Robinson is going to be the steal of the draft, especially if he falls to the second. 

As a LT or RT?  Enough of a steal that you would consider him one of the top 8 players in the draft?  I do agree that he might have been a bit over devalued by the board.  He might not be the top LT tackle prospect in the draft but he could still turn out to be a very good pro even at RT.

 

 

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I really want to say that I wouldn't draft a guy projected at RT in the top 10, but then I remember that we probably have a Lombardi right now if we have a better RT in 2015...

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I know what everyone's said- like don't like-- more don't like-- but Dave has shown he's about HIS best player available-- others be damned.

So don't be shocked if Cams 8, I know people will throw a fit, but Dave will be Dave.

Just saying-- we've had plenty of guys drafted entire rounds ahead of where they were projected.

Daves world is Daves world.


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15 minutes ago, JARROD said:

I know what everyone's said- like don't like-- more don't like-- but Dave has shown he's about HIS best player available-- others be damned.

So don't be shocked if Cams 8, I know people will throw a fit, but Dave will be Dave.

Just saying-- we've had plenty of guys drafted entire rounds ahead of where they were projected.

Daves world is Daves world.


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He didn't just spend 25M on a LT, just to take another one top 10. And if he's not a LT, you don't take him that high. 

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my thought is if you have a first round grade on this guy, then you take him at 8. the whole i'd take him at 15 but not at 8 is silly. Any first rounder beyond the top five is simply a guy projected to go to several pro bowls but not necessarily a franchise player. 

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4 minutes ago, Toomers said:

He didn't just spend 25M on a LT, just to take another one top 10. And if he's not a LT, you don't take him that high. 

Look at Kalil's contract structure. It's a prove t contract that we can walk away from after this season with minimal cap impact going forward.

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8 minutes ago, LinvilleGorge said:

Look at Kalil's contract structure. It's a prove t contract that we can walk away from after this season with minimal cap impact going forward.

9.6M is not a minimal cap hit. It's waving bye-bye to either Star, Trai, Norwell or KK. Maybe two of them. Because then we get to spend another 10M+ on a another FA LT, or pray that we suck or a half-decent LT prospect falls to us. And we've seen how that works out. So that either 20M tied up in another question mark, or pray. Not the best plan.

  And 13M first year is not a prove it. It's an overpay. A big one. 

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Necessary due diligence.  Its look more and more like we won't be getting some of the key guys at #8.  Most likely Fournette, Thomas, Allen, Adams, and Hooker are gone.  The reality is coming more and more clear that we are going to be look at OJ Howard, one of the receivers, or trading down.

The absolute only way I take Robinson before pick 64 is trading down and getting more picks and MAYBE if they love the guy and he interviews well in 2nd round I could see us taking him.. Don't think he'll be there though.

Gettleman already said he isn't reaching at #8.  Hes going BPA and Robinson is no where near BPA at 8.

My gut is telling more and more that we take OJ Howard at #8.

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We aren't taking Cam Robinson at 8. Almost every mock has him going 3rd out of OTs and DG has already said this is a bad class. If Cam was our target at 8, there would have been 0 reason to sign Kalil. I don't care if the contract has a 1 year out, if you think Cam is that good to be the number 8 pick, we would have spent that money elsewhere.

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2 minutes ago, stbugs said:

We aren't taking Cam Robinson at 8. Almost every mock has him going 3rd out of OTs and DG has already said this is a bad class. If Cam was our target at 8, there would have been 0 reason to sign Kalil. I don't care if the contract has a 1 year out, if you think Cam is that good to be the number 8 pick, we would have spent that money elsewhere.

i don't feel strongly about Robinson (at 8 or anywhere else), but we needed help at both tackle spots not just left so taking one in free agency and the draft isn't surprising especially given the lack of options in both. no way you'd want to limit your options either the draft or FA if two guys are needed. 

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26 minutes ago, Panthero said:

my thought is if you have a first round grade on this guy, then you take him at 8. the whole i'd take him at 15 but not at 8 is silly. Any first rounder beyond the top five is simply a guy projected to go to several pro bowls but not necessarily a franchise player. 

I tend to side with you on this. IF you feel like a player can capably fill the hole/need on a team then I don't see why you shouldn't take him at your draft position because pundits say he's not "good value at that spot".

This doesn't mean I'm in favor of reaching for a player who is overvalued. I say take the guy if you feel he can do the job.

Right now, I'd favor Howard at 8 over Robinson. But, if Robinson became  Pro Bowler at either OT position I think we'd all be GIDDY considering the problems we've had at Tackle since J.Gross retired.

 

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