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If R&R was GM, the draft might go something like this...

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These are kinda hard to do because so much depends on what players are on the board when you pick but I'll give it a go anyway...

First off...

Trade down in the second. Cardinals might be a good team to trade with since they have extra 3rd and 4th from trading Boldin. Also, Vikings might look to move up if McCoy or The Golden Calf of Bristol is sitting there at 47. I'll use Cards as my example here...

Panthers give up 2nd rounder (#47) + 6th rounder (from Oakland)

Cardinals give up 2nd rounder (#58) + 3rd rounder (#90)

Going by the Draft Trade Value Chart this trade is nearly equal value for both sides. Any team on down to the bottom of the 2nd would work too.

2nd round -- Mardy Gilyard, WR Cincinnati >>> Panthers need help bad at WR and Gilyard is a playmaker. Nearly 2500 yards receiving over the last 2 seasons, posted a solid 4.47 40 time at his pro day and can help on punt returns also.

3rd round A -- Lamarr Houston, DT Texas >>> With Irvin doing nothing last season, we only have 3 DTs that have proven themselves worthy of a roster spot. Still, I don't look at DT as a huge need but Houston is a steal here so I'll take him on value alone. Wouldn't be surprised to see him push for a starting spot by his 2nd season.

3rd round B -- Greg Hardy, DE Ole Miss >>> The bad: Falling down draft boards due to lingering injury concerns and a poor combine. The good: Great motor, wide repertoire of moves and the Panthers have done well developing lineman. Risky but it seems fitting to spend the 90th overall pick on a DE and I feel he could be an impact player at the next level.

Another trade... If the next 2 players are on the board around our 4th round pick I'd trade a 2011 3rd for a current 4th. Usually I am not a fan of trading future picks as you tend to lose too much value but a few things here: the players here are great values and worth the move, we have too many needs and not enough picks and we should get a 3rd round compensatory from Peppers so we'll still have a pick in every round in 2011.

4th round A -- A.J. Edds, SAM Iowa >>> One of the few and probably the best pure SS backer in the draft. Adds some much needed depth, possible starter in the future and should help immediately on STs.

4th round B -- Riley Cooper, WR Florida >>> Another WR? With Smitty turning 31 this season and no other proven WRs on the team, absolutely. Solid showing at the combine, really came on as a senior posting nearly 1,000 yards even in Florida's run-happy offense.

5th (compensatory) -- Eric Olsen, C Notre Dame >>> Adds some much needed depth behind Kalil. Versatile, able to play anywhere on the interior, so adds extra depth at OG as well. Not dominant but very consistent only giving up 1 sack all season as a senior. Good size at 6-4, 306.

6th (compensatory) -- Sean Canfield, QB Oregon State >>> Really raw but has alot of upside. I look at him as a poor mans Joe Flacco. We'd still need a veteran as a backup QB but he's a good #3 to bring in and develop.

7th round -- Zoltan Mesko, P Michigan >>> Great 43 yard punting average, very good at placing the ball in spots and importantly does excellent on kickoffs also. He's a guy that should be able to come in and contribute right away. Plus his freaking name is Zoltan.

So to sum up...

Step 1: Tear up the draft as listed above.

Step 2: ?????

Step 3: Profit.

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best mock so far IMO. A- because you didn't take my official draft crush Rennie Curran.

I want him AND Edds. Would strengthen special teams a ton and have decent starter potential.

I would trade Curran for Cooper and draft an OL and WR with the 5th & 6th.

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Bring in Zoltan.

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Not bad at all, really... If I had to nitpick, I'd replace Cooper with someone like Andre Roberts or Briscoe if he's still on the board, and I'm starting to think we'll look at QB earlier on...

Have some rep though, for hitting most of our needs...

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Not bad at all, really... If I had to nitpick, I'd replace Cooper with someone like Andre Roberts or Briscoe if he's still on the board, and I'm starting to think we'll look at QB earlier on...

Have some rep though, for hitting most of our needs...

Cooper is an ideal #2 for this O.

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Cooper is an ideal #2 for this O.

Our #2 is coming way earlier than the 4th round, and Smitty is our #1... I'd prefer someone like Roberts to come in and play the slot...

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If I had to nitpick, I'd replace Cooper with someone like Andre Roberts or Briscoe if he's still on the board

I was assuming both of those guys were off the board.

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Dez is kinda sliding a bit, and Roberts kind of remains the typical underrated small school guy... Cooper will probably be off the board before at least one of them... Just my opinion though, and I am frequently wrong... haha

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great mock. +rep

R&R for GM

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Bring in Zoltan.

Besides being a great punter, 89% of his kickoffs go into the end zone. Not to mention he weighs 220 and is built like a linebacker. He will literally run down and knock someone out on kickoffs.

And c'mon, that'd be two straight years we'd get the guy in the draft with the coolest name.

Plus, I pretty much loathe Baker at this point. When he's not busy taking his sweet time and getting his punts blocked he's usually kicking these low line drives that result in huge returns. Plus his kickoffs blow, granted he's better than Kasay but so are half of the people on this board.

BRING IN THE ZOLTAN!!!!!!

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Cooper is an ideal #2 for this O.

so is briscoe and DJ. the question with roberts is "slot or #1". he isnt as big as you want for a #1, but that didnt stop smitty did it, and with the drafting of gilyard you have a similar player to roberts already, so it would be a backup pick if gilyard didnt work out.

any of the 3 (roberts, cooper, or briscoe) are really good options for us concidering we only have smitty and hope for a DJ coming out party. we need a lot of WR help and hope 1 or more work out.

i would say for us, i would rank them briscoe, cooper, roberts IF we drafted gilyard. i just think briscoe can be a dominant #1 like brandon marshall when he wants to be, when he doesnt he is a bigger keary colbert. he is a home run or bust, but we need that HR. i would be willing to gamble on him if we get a solid guy earlier.

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btw, when is Jason Baker a FA?

nvm, 2013

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