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With Davis injury, where does that leave us next draft?

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His injury is devastating, and I fully hope he has a great career, whether with the Panthers or elsewhere.

I feel that our next draft a LB will have to be taken as high as our first draft pick is. I just don't think the linebacking core on our current roster will suffice for the long haul and future of our franchise, though we certainly have one hell of a man (52) to build around. Davis and Beason would have been a force for years to come.

And now I ask you tireless draft analysts and college football fanatics, who are the top LBs in next years draft? Any studs or phenoms that can instantly contribute and seem to have all the tools necessary to excel at the next level? Who can I key in on this college season as a possible long-term terrific outside linebacker in a Panther uniform?

Though highly optimistic about this season, I think our draft pick will be somewhat decent to grab one of the top 5 prospects at this position in the draft. This is all assuming our D-Line exceeds expectations and can be addressed in the 2nd round, while by draft time our LB core is the biggest area of concern.

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Oklahoma's Travis Lewis. Start throwing out some names.

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Fire Davis. He spends more time off than Morgan did. And no where near as talented.

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His injury is devastating, and I fully hope he has a great career, whether with the Panthers or elsewhere.

I feel that our next draft a LB will have to be taken as high as our first draft pick is. I just don't think the linebacking core on our current roster will suffice for the long haul and future of our franchise, though we certainly have one hell of a man (52) to build around. Davis and Beason would have been a force for years to come.

And now I ask you tireless draft analysts and college football fanatics, who are the top LBs in next years draft? Any studs or phenoms that can instantly contribute and seem to have all the tools necessary to excel at the next level? Who can I key in on this college season as a possible long-term terrific outside linebacker in a Panther uniform?

Though highly optimistic about this season, I think our draft pick will be somewhat decent to grab one of the top 5 prospects at this position in the draft. This is all assuming our D-Line exceeds expectations and can be addressed in the 2nd round, while by draft time our LB core is the biggest area of concern.

Oh yes, we will address a lot in the 2nd round

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Cb, dt/olb, olb/dt, bpa.

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Fire Davis. He spends more time off than Morgan did. And no where near as talented.

What the fug?

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What the fug?

Release him!

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Fire Davis.

Well I can't disagree with you there, firing Al Davis would be the best thing the Raiders could possibly do.

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When I look at next year's crop of college LB, the one guy I look at and see a potential superstar is UNC's Bruce Carter. The guy is a freak.

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The top 3 OLB's in the 2011 draft will likely go in the last half of the 1st round, and here they are (from walterfootball.com and nfldraftscout.com).

Travis Lewis (6-2, 232, 4.50-40), a junior at Oklahoma

Bruce Carter (6-3, 225, 4.55-40), from UNC

Quan Sturdivant (6-2, 232, 4.62-40), from UNC, also a MLB

Unless the Panthers at least almost make the playoffs, it might be a reach to draft a LB in the 1st round.

The Panthers also have 2 other positions that must be addressed in their top 3 picks (1st rd., 3rd rd., and likely another 3rd rd. compensatory draft pick, for losing Peppers). As of now, the only Panther DT's under contract for next season are Corvey Irvin, and Andre Nebblett. The Panthers will also need to draft a CB to replace Richard Marshall if he leaves, as a unrestricted free agent next year.

The best CB value pick for the Panthers will probably be found in the 3rd round, and here are a few (but the first 3 could go in the 2nd round).

Davon House (6-0, 178, 4.44-40) of New Mexico St.

Kendric Burney (5-9, 182, 4.40-40 of UNC

Brandon Hogan (5-10, 191, 4.38-40) of West Virginia

Chykie Brown (6-0, 187, 4.39-40) of Texas

Here are the other top (8) ranked CB's (the top 2. 5th, and 7th are underclassmen), with the top 4-6 likely 1st rounders, and the last 2-4 are likely 2nd round picks.

Patrick Robinson (6-1, 211, 4.47-40) of LSU

Aaron Williams 6-1, 189, 4.44-40) of Texas

Prince Amukamara (6-1, 200, 4.49-40) of Nebraska

Ras I-Dowling (6-2, 200, 4.52-40) of Virginia

Brandon Harris (5-11, 195, 4.41-40) of Miami

Curtis Brown (6-0, 180, 4.37-40) of Texas

Rashad Carmichael (5-11, 186, 4.45-40) of Virginia Tech

Cameron Chism (6-0, 185, 4.44-40) of Maryland

Here are the likely top 7 DT's, and all may be 1st round picks (Dareus, Casey, Crick, and Worthy are all underclassmen).

Marcell Dareus (6-3, 306, 4.90-40) of Alabama

Jurrell Casey (6-1, 295, 5.04-40) of USC

Allen Bailey (6-4, 288, 4.80-40) of Miami

Jared Crick (6-5, 285, 4.88-40) of Nebraska

Jerel Worthy (6-3, 292, 4.99-40) of Michigan St.

Marvin Austin (6-3, 305, 4.88-40) of UNC

Jerrell Powe (6-2, 330, 5.35-40) of Ole Miss

Here are a few good DT's that might be available in the 3rd round (though Jenkins could even go in the late 1st round).

Jarvis Jenkins (6-4, 310, 4.93-40) of Clemson

Kendrick Ellis (6-5, 340, 5.41-40) of Hampton

Drake Nevis (6-1, 292, 5.00-40) of LSU

Stephen Paea (6-1, 285, 5.05-40) of Oregon St.

Adrian Taylor (6-4, 291, 4.98-40) of Oklahoma

Phil Taylor (6-4, 355, 5.50-40) of Baylor

Lawrence Marsh (6-5, 305, 4.91-40) of Florida

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Bruce Carter is the only player I would draft with a high pick out of UNC, but I would definitely do it. This guy screams potential

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Rob Rang, at nfldraftscout.com tells who NFL teams draft scouts rank as the best player in the coming 2011 draft.

First let me explain how the 2 scouting services used by NFL teams (BLESTO and National Football Scouting) work. The NFL teams pay to be members, and must provide at least 1 draft scout, in return they receive their rankings of the players in the draft. Around half the NFL teams use BLESTO, and the other half use National Football Scouting.

National ranks the top 3 2011 draft prospects as (1) CB-Prince Amukamara, (2) DE-Adrian Clayborn, and (3) OLB-Mark Herzlich, with QB- Jake Locker rated as a late 1st or 2nd round draft pick. However, for people who make their living as draft scouts, their recent track record is shockingly poor. At this time each year, for 3 of the last 4 years, these were their top ranked players, 2010 - DE Greg Hardy (a 6th round pick), 2009 - DE Michael Johnson (a 3rd round pick), and in 2007 - DE Jarvis Moss (a 3rd round pick).

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