CaliPanthers Mock Offseason
Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:23 PM
CaliPanthers 2010 Carolina Panther Mock Offseason
**NOTE** Letting Peppers walk for nothing will NOT cripple this Franchise, its too strong. The Panthers need to move on from Peppers. Not because he isn’t a great player but because of the price tag, its too costly for the franchise to tie that type of money (21.8 M) into one player for one year, uncapped year or not.
Thomas Davis ( 5 year deal )
Matt Moore ( 3 year deal )
Jake Delhomme ( re-work to front load contract this year)
Free Agent Signings:
* Aaron Kampman 6’4 265lbs 30 years old (3 year deal)
The signing of Aaron Kampman gives the Panthers a replacement for Peppers at a far less price. Kampman made the move to OLB last year but didn’t play up to his capabilities and is coming off an ACL injury. A move back to his natural position at DE should help Kampman get back on track. He is a high character player, with a great motor and should fit in great with the Panthers defense.
* Nate Burleson 6’0 198lbs 28 years old (3 year deal)
Nate Burleson gives the Panthers a playmaking wide receiver opposite of Steve Smith. Burleson is a tough wide receiver, he is not afraid to go across the middle and will fight for extra yardage after the catch. He has good speed and has the ability to make defenders miss. Burleson is a very good punt and kick returner as well, bringing great versatility.
Major Re-Signings for the future:
Richard Marshall ( Possibly)
2010 NFL Draft
2nd round - Tyson Alualu- DT California- 6’2 291lbs
- Highlights vs. USC
- Senior Bowl practice Highlights
- Senior Bowl Highlights
* Alualu stepped into the rotation as a true freshman, playing in every game, earning his first start and finishing with 16 tackles on the year.
* Quick, strong and passionate, Alualu's production is even more impressive considering he played defensive end in the 3-4 alignment -- a position typically defined as a block-consuming, role-playing spot more than a stat-producing position. Scouts believe Alualu's numbers would be even more impressive if he were playing in a 4-3 defense. He appears better suited to be a "three technique" defensive tackle.
* Had Alualu played in the Big Ten or SEC, more would know his name. Considering the impressive career he had at California, don't expect scouts to forget to include him among the Top 50 selections come April.
http://www.cbssports.../players/559518 - Profile
3rd round - Jacoby Ford- WR Clemson- 5’9 181lbs
ture=related - Highlights
* Has the physical tools to develop into a better pro than collegiate receiver. Well-built athlete with a football player's physique -- as opposed to that of a track star -- who shows the willingness to run through traffic. Experienced return specialist with two career kickoff return touchdowns.
* Due to his dynamic speed, Ford is often miscast as merely a deep threat. He showed improved toughness across the middle and attention to detail as a route-runner in 2009, emerging for the first time in his career as Clemson's leading receiver. His 56 receptions for 779 yards and six touchdowns earned him second-team all-ACC honors.
http://www.cbssports...players/1114251 - Profile
* Clemson WR Jacoby Ford clearly has established himself as the most polished receiver on the North roster. He runs precise routes and shows the acceleration to separate out of cuts. We also were impressed with his ability to escape jams, using his quickness to get cornerbacks to open their hips early.
http://www.sportingn...-football/artic le/2010-01-27/senior-bowl-dish-ford-setting-himsel f-apart-brown-looking-strong - Sporting News breakdown of the Senior Bowl
4th round - Darrell Stuckey- SS Kansas- 6’0 207lbs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfpJi50ZeSw - Highlights against Missouri
* Run Support: Quickly fills holes against the run when used around the line of scrimmage. Flies through the line on stretch plays and around the tackle to get a hand on backs trying to find a lane. Usually around the pile to clean up tackles or push ball carriers back to prevent the extra yard. Typically runs around blocks to the ball, but will throw his body into a lineman to stuff a gap.
* Intangibles: Excellent character and work ethic. Sets and leads the defense on the field and contributes to the community away from it. Will be a special teams leader on coverage and return units.
http://www.cbssports.../players/567087 - Profile
6th round (via Oak) - Walter Thurmond- CB Oregon- 5’11 182lbs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atcMnboyRcs - INT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erVnQ8kMiBg - Punt return
* Man Coverage: Low and fast coming out of his stance. Quick feet and re-directs easily and closes on the ball with a burst. Relies too much on his athleticism in coverage. Marginal punch in press coverage and too often allows receivers into their route for a corner of his size and long arms.
* Zone Coverage: Lanky, athletic cornerback with the size, footwork and speed to fit any defensive scheme. Has primarily played in straight man coverage schemes. Understands his responsibilities and reads the quarterback's eyes to make plays on the ball.
6th round ( compensatory) - Kevin Basped- DE Nevada- 6’5 240lbs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7r5VTmh21g&fea ture=related - Highlights vs. Notre Dame (#99)
* One on one with the tackle, he has the ability to use a strong speed rush, but has the strength to use a bull rush or swim moves to get to the inside.
* With all of this, he still remains very unpolished and will require some coaching to reach his full potential.
http://www.bigcatcou.../20/1261040/201 0-scouting-report-kevin-basped?ref=CBS - Scouting Report
7th round - Reggie Carter - LB UCLA- 5’11 238lbs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOkBlOiMKnI - Interview
* Read & React: Among his best attributes. Good key and diagnosis skills, though he can be beaten by good play-action. Good gap-disciplined defender who trusts his teammates to be the same.
* Tackling: Arguably his most impressive skill. Reliable open-field tackler. Arrives with a thud, showing good explosiveness through his hips to explode into the ball carrier.
http://www.cbssports.../players/559611 - Profile
7th round ( compensatory) - Caz Piurowski - TE Florida St. - 6’7 271lbs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMTdDG6LZT4 - Highlight
http://www.cbssports...players/1116558 - Profile
Un-draft Free Agent Pickups:
Ekom Udofia - DT Stanford- 6’1 326lbs
Dimitri Nance - RB Arizona St. - 5’10 220lbs
James Williams - OG/OT Harvard - 6’5 298lbs
Carlos Singleton - WR Memphis - 6’7 230lbs
Notable Training Camp Cuts:
C.J. Davis (sign to Practice Squad)
C.J. Davis - OG/OC Pittsburgh - 6’2 308lbs ( 2nd year player)
Reggie Carter - LB UCLA - (Rookie Draft pick)
Caz Piurowski - TE Florida St. - (Rookie Draft pick)
Ekom Udofia - DT Stanford - 6’1 326lbs (Rookie Free Agent)
Dimitri Nance - RB Arizona St. - 5’10 220lbs (Rookie Free Agent)
James Williams - OG/OT Harvard - 6’5 298lbs (Rookie Free Agent)
Carlos Singleton - WR Memphis - 6’7 230lbs (Rookie Free Agent)
2010 Depth Chart
QB: Matt Moore / Jake Delhomme / Hunter Cantwell
RB: DeAngelo Williams / Jonathan Stewart / Tyrell Sutton / Mike Goodson
FB: Brad Hoover / Tony Fiammetta
WR: Steve Smith / Nate Burleson / Jacoby Ford / Dwayne Jarrett
TE: Gary Barnidge / Jeff King / Dante Rosario
LT: Jordan Gross / Garry Williams
LG: Travelle Wharton
C: Ryan Kalil
RG: Mackenzy Bernadeau (OG/OC) / Duke Robinson
RT: Jeff Otah / Geoff Schwartz
RDE: Aaron Kampman / Everette Brown / Kevin Basped
LDE: Charles Johnson / Hilee Taylor
NT: Tank Tyler / Louis Leonard
UT: Tyson Alualu / Ed Johnson / Corvey Irvin
SOLB: Na’il Diggs / Landon Johnson
MLB: Jon Beason / Dan Connor
WOLB: Thomas Davis / James Anderson
CB: Chris Gamble / Walter Thurmond / CJ Wilson
CB: Richard Marshall / Captain Munnerlyn
FS: Charles Godfrey / Sherrod Martin
SS: Chris Harris / Darrell Stuckey
SPECIAL TEAMS (4)
K: John Kasey
P: Jason Baker
KOS: Rhys Lloyd
LS: J.J. Jansen
PR: Nate Burleson / Jacoby Ford / Captain Munnerlyn
KR: Jacoby Ford / Mike Goodson / Walter Thurmond
Acquired via Free AgencyAcquired via Draft
I wanted to put this up before the combine started and before too many offseason moves had already been made.
As always, thoughts and criticisms are always wanted. Thank You.
Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:47 PM
Tyler Brayton - I'd sign him to a cheap deal to keep him around. He's not a great player, just average BUT he is consistent and always plays hard. I like him and hope he sticks around.
Moose - I hope he is kept around, his speed might not be stellar but his route running and catching ability is still there. I do however want to draft a receiver with our highest pick, Moose would make a great mentor since we're likely going to be drafting a WR.
I like resigning Davis/Moore, but wouldn't mind seeing Marshall signed long term too rather than the tender. He's got a lot of potential and would hate to see him leave next year. We could probably sign Tank Tyler/Jeff King to cheap short term deals too.
Aaron Kampman signing, couldn't agree more. Has a hell of a motor and wants to be a DE again.
Will post more thoughts on the FA signings/draft later.
Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:57 PM
anyways, I don't know about drafting a DT in the 2nd since we're stacked for now, I say a WR or DE.
Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:03 PM
Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:05 PM
Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:13 PM
Losing both Brayton and Peppers would be a bad idea too. Kampman's not going to do near enough to fill the hole of losing both of them.
And Burleson is mediocre at best.
Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:24 PM
Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:28 PM
Anyways, we have to keep Wesley and Brayton. I'd also like to resign Hollis Thomas, and I hope they dont cut K.Moore.