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Alshon Jeffery to Panthers?

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[B][/B] Yeah yeah i know its early and i know this is a bleacher report but hey i love the pick!


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In the event of rookie QB Cam Newton shredding NFL defenses for over 400 yards in each of his first two games, the only real receiving threat is veteran Steve Smith.

Yes, he does have two solid TEs in Jeremy Shockey and Greg Olsen, but the need of another stud WR is crucial to the continuing success of this offense.

With that in mind, the Carolina Panthers will pick Alshon Jeffery, WR from South Carolina in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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Hope not.

No YAC, marginal speed, not a big need, etc.

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I'd rather have Floyd or Blackmon if we're going WR, but I don't think we will.

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I think he would be a good compliment to Steve Smith. I like him a lot.

He may not have much YAC yardage, but he catches everything. I will take that over a guy with pretty combine numbers.

I see him as a Keyshawn Johnson type guy.

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[quote name='teeray']I think he would be a good compliment to Steve Smith. I like him a lot.

He may not have much YAC yardage, but he catches everything. I will take that over a guy with pretty combine numbers.

I see him as a Keyshawn Johnson type guy.[/QUOTE]

I see Blackmon as far better, I'd take Floyd, Toon, Broyles and a few others first. He reminds me of Mike Williams of USC.

Also, rather than just a compliment to Smith I'm looking for an eventual replacement.

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Alshon is clearly far and away the best Receiving prospect in this class, but unfortunatley, Blackmon is better suited to this offense. The thing with Blackmon is that he is boom or bust. He may be good, or he may bust very, very bad. Floyd I would not touch with a ten foot pole. Beyond that, just a bunch of guys in this year's class that we should have no desire for.

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Absolutely NO chance we will take a WR with our first pick. If we did, I'd take Blackmon. That's about it. WR is not a position we need to worry about improving just yet.

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Everything I've seen has Bkackmon as the top rated WR, not Jeffery.

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Blackmon is explosive after the catch, similar to Smith but alot bigger size.

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My Bold Prediciton. We will not draft a single WR. Atleast I wouldn't with how many draft picks we have invested in them the past couple years. Steve Smith can be our #1 for another 2-3 years after this season, and well still have lafell, legedu, pilares, edwards and Gettis, who I think could be our next #1 a few years down the road if he recovers fully from his injury Lafell could and should be our #2.

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I am positive that the people who talk down about Alshon do not watch the Gamecocks play. Stats don't tell the story. Before Stephen Garcia was kicked off the team, he was the QB throwing the ball to Alshon. That should tell you enough right there. Garcia couldn't hit the broad sign of a barn with a beach ball standing five feet away. Then Shaw came in and showed that he could get the ball to Alshon. However, two HUGE injuries hurt Alshon's case. First to Kyle Nunn, the LT and leader of the OL, and then to Lattimore. Before those two injuries teams had to stack the box to stop Lattimore and had to blitz to get to Shaw leaving Alshon open. That worked great, but didn't even last an entire game before Nunn got hurt and then Lattimore went down the next game. Now the USC OL is absolutely hideous and even though Brandon Wilds, the RB taking over for Latti is pretty good, teams have just started rushing four and dropping everyone back in coverage with a CB and a S specifically on Alshon. The sad thing is that even with only rushing 4 the DLs are completely manhandling USC's OL and Shaw can't get the ball to Alshon in double coverage.

Now, as for the people talking about his YAC...it doesn't help that he gets a ton of jump balls and not much else (go back to the QB and OL problems) or the fact that he gets those stupid bubble screens to pick up about 3 or 4 because he's having to drag defenders when the other WRs won't block. If you think he is slow and is incapable of breaking off long runs then watch his 70+ yard catch (was about a 15 yard catch and he put on the after burners) against Tennessee last year, the entire Auburn regular season game last year, and his 80 yard catch against Arkansas two years ago where he got behind 3 DBs and took off. He's not the fastest guy, but he's easily the best possession receiver in the draft (I'd go as far as to say he is better than Larry Fitzgerald and Sidney Rice too) and he has a decent amount of speed...enough to pull away from defenders when he gets some room.

Unfortunately, I don't think anyone is going to read this because it is "too long".
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Blackmon is better, just accept it.

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