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Needs and 1st Round Availables

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Carolina's Needs:

DE - PRESSURE

DT - Run Stuffer

OL - Gross Aging, Otah sitting/oft injured

CB - Talent Needed

S - Talent Needed

LB - Thomas Davis?! Too long gone?!

WR - Always, and talent available at #9

WHAT ELSE?

Sitting at #9, here is some of the Talent potentially available at those Possitions:

DE:

o Quinton Coples, UNC

o Melvin Ingram, USC (Univ of SC)

DT:

o Brandon Thompson, Clemson

o Jerel Worthy, Mich St

OL:

o OT -

• Matt Kalil, USC

• Jonathon Martin, Stanford

o OG -

• David DeCastro, Stanford

• Kelecji Osemele, Iowa St

CB:

o Morris Claiborne, LSU

o Dre Kirkpatrick, Ala

LB:

o OLB -

• Courtney Upshaw, Ala

• Nick Perry, Univ of Southern Cal

S:

o Mark Barron, Ala

o Robert Lester, Ala

WR:

o Justin Blackmon, Ok St

o Michael Floyd, ND

o Alshon Jeffrey, Univ of SC

Talent-For-The Money

CBs Claiborne or Kirkpatrick are immediate impact players. I would be completely happy with Blackmon, Floyd, or Jeffrey as any one of these guys would be an immediate upgrade to what we have and another Deep Threat for Cam. Don't know about Coples, but Ingram would be an immediate upgrade. Finally, a 'Top 2' OL draft pick would go a long way to protect our new 'Franchise' QB and help the running game (like Otah did when [rarely] healthy).

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OSU's safety looked damn good last night, no idea where he's ranked.

You don't draft OG in the top 10 and I don't see it as a need. Bell will only get better. Going from UDFA to starter in a month is tough.

I like our DE rotation of Hardy, Keiser and Applewhite.

DT we get Edwards and Fua back to clog the middle and McClain to penetrate and get after the passer. Shirley, Kearse and Neblett all played well. I'm actually ok with our DT's.

CB- I love Captain, but as the Cb 2 he's in over his head and would rather see him at the nickel or dime spot. He's VERY valuable to ST's as a great gunner and tackler.

FS- Martin struggled outside of a few nice plays. I'm tired of converting guys and want to draft a true FS and let Godfrey bash heads at SS.

WLB- I'm as big a fan of TD as there is, but he can't be relied upon. I don't know how Senn would work full time as the starter, but there are several nice options in the draft.

WR isn't a need IMO, but Blackmon is my dream pick, he's the only guy I would take at 8-9, but he won't be there. We do need another burner to replace Smith at some point.

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Markelle Martin, the Oklahoma State safety, would be a great pick in the second round.

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I DVR'ed a couple bowl games to watch guys, I'll form more of an opinion on them after I watch.

Luck, DeCastro and others were impressive last night, save the "kicker." Blackmon was ridiculous, Martin was good and there were some others that impressed.

Plus it was a great game...except for Stanford's HC and K.

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Top rated FS:

1-Markelle Martin ~ Oklahoma State 6-1(height); 198 pounds; 4.47 (speed)

2-Aaron Henry ~ Wisconsin 6-0"; 210; 4.52

3-Robert Lester ~ Alabama 6-2"; 210; 4.56

4-George Iloka ~ Boise State 6-3"; 213; 4.50

5-Trenton Robinson ~ Michigan State 5-10"; 195; 4.46

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Who was the WR for Oregon who had a big game? Reminded me of Dwayne Jarrett with his lanky build, but had far better speed.

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Top rated FS:

1-Markelle Martin ~ Oklahoma State 6-1(height); 198 pounds; 4.47 (speed)

2-Aaron Henry ~ Wisconsin 6-0"; 210; 4.52

3-Robert Lester ~ Alabama 6-2"; 210; 4.56

4-George Iloka ~ Boise State 6-3"; 213; 4.50

5-Trenton Robinson ~ Michigan State 5-10"; 195; 4.46

Isn't Mark Barron the 'Bama FS?

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Isn't Mark Barron the 'Bama FS?

Nope he is a SS

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I keep hearing people saying we are fine at DE.In a 4-3 you must get and keep pressure on the qb and I just do not see it with this line.Not arguing we need a talent upgrade at saftey and cb but when you give a qb so much time it will make any secondary look bad.I just hope we can get a player that can have an imediate impact.

With the exception OT this does look to be a great selection for our needs at the 9th spot.

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You have 4-5 players listed that are projected in the 2nd round. You are also missing Devon Still at DT and Reilly Reiff at OT.

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I still don't feel that good about our DT rotation and I feel we can get better there. I think Fua and Mclain at best can become good rotation players. I don't feel that they can lock the line down for the next upcoming years. What hurt so much is the chance to see Ron Edwards play. He will be 33 or 34 and coming off a torn tricep injury which is hard to prevent from re injury ask Aaron Smith DE of the Steelers.

We need an upgrade at CB and Free safety. I think we fill these holes at these positions in free agency or the draft. I think Rivera will look to bring in somebody like Steve Gregory from San Diego to play free safety for him. This year Draft is loaded at CB and you can find a ver good one in the 1st 2nd or 3rd round this year.

So I believe if they draft was today I think the Panthers may trade back and stock up on picks.

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uhhh....Nick Perry is a DE in our system, and DE is nowhere near a first round need....

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