I still don't buy the stuff with Mallet. He really didn't do much -.-
A private meeting with the owner eh? Is this part of the regular procedure? I would think that he would have to get passed Rivera and Hurney first. I guess if he's already here...
I would imagine it would be for potential 1st overall picks, yeah. Usually we probably don't send our potential picks to J.R. but considering that he knows this pick will likely become a cornerstone player - or face of the franchise if it's a QB - I can't imagine J.R. not wanting a sit-down with the guy.
But yeah, I think if nothing else this proves we ARE legitimately interested in Cam Newton. Not that I don't think they'd leak it to get teams to make them an offer, but let's be real here, folks: we're NOT trading this pick. Not only will a new CBA likely not be done by draft day, but even IF it is and does include a rookie wage scale, all reports indicate such a scale wouldn't apply this year.
We WILL pick 1st overall. I'm absolutely 100% sure of that and anyone who is still riding the "trade down" train should probably come back to reality and accept the fact that it's probably
The only question left is whether it'll be Cam Newton, Marcell Dareus, or Blaine Gabbert because I honestly believe those are the only 3 guys in serious consideration, especially after the way Fairley's combine has gone. And for the record, I don't think Gabbert will be on that list long once the evaluation kicks-in. Hurney's a tape guy more than a workout guy and Gabbert's tape from last season is average at best.
So let's wait and see if we hear about Marcell Dareus getting a one-on-one with J.R.
Edited by Second City Panther, 27 February 2011 - 07:18 AM.