two trades i see happening:
- panthers 2011 1st rounder for the eagles 2010 37th(2nd round) and 121st(4th) overall.
- panthers 175th(6th) overall to redksins for jason campbell
brian price (DT): bigtime explosive DT. huge upgrade in the interior. the guy is powerful and relentless and knows how to get in the backfield. if price is gone i could see us going for cody and getting a big ol' fatty in front of beason.
dexter mccluster (WR/RB/KR/X factor): gonna use the word explosive here for mccluster as well only he can go anywhere and be lethal. good at WR/RB/KR/wildcat QB (which we WILL use only less embarrassingly). mccluster is one of those guys who can have an instant impact from the moment he hits the field. he will be what goodson should have been. if goodson pans out, then good...we'll have two huge open field threats. i could see him being thrown in a trade, though.
eric decker (WR): yes, two WRs in a row. can you think of a decker is about as solid and NFL ready as you can get for a WR. not worried about the lis franc injury last year. panthers team doctor was the one that worked on his foot. sound familiar? another option here would be carlton mitchell who would bring really good size and a lot of spped to help as a deep threat...mitchell and mccluster going long with smitty in the slot....*drool*
eric norwood (OLB): fast, powerful, versitile, and incredibly instinctive. great nose for the action. helps make a thinned out LB corps much better. dude would be great for special teams and could easily take diggs spot there. he's blocked 4 kicks as a gamecock and returned one of the blocked punts for 16 yards. we need someone who can do that.
austen lane (DE) or george selvie (DE): we need a fourth DE, preferably a pass rusher and here would be a good place to get him. i like both of these guys and would be happy with either one. both are really quick. lane has really impressive size and can easily get a bit bigger without slowing down. selvie seems like the prototypical meeks DE. an OOAL scenario would be to trade this pick to the giants for Osi.
armanti edwards (QB/WR): panthers love him. he just wants to play football where ever he can. decent project as a QB, can have pretty immediate impact at WR and as a PR. big playmaker when he has the ball in his hands.
myron rolle (SS): we really need depth at SS and it would be hard to find one at this point better than rolle. it would be harder to find a more intelligent player than him. he'd be an upgrade in pass coverage and a good eventual replacement.
thomas austin (OG/C): would help to solidify the interior OL depth. strongest position is OG but did well at center when asked to. did a good job of blocking for spiller. is solid in both pass and run blocking. really strong player... bench pressed 225lbs 33 times and has 206 career knockdowns.
nolan carroll (CB): started out in maryland as a WR and special teams player but after they figured out how good of an open field tackler he was they moved him to CB. he's still learning the position but he has a lot of potential. biggest area he can help in would be special teams.