The Rookie Cap (And How It Benefits The Panthers This Year)
Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:11 AM
Well this year the rookie cap might actually help the Panthers once again. Rookie contracts are much lower than they used to be and are set by the league. So there's no holdouts no real negotiations. Sign here and play for us for 4-5 years.
Still, people keep saying that picking a RB like Richardson or reaching for a QB like Tannehill in the Top 5 is way too high. Not anymore.
Teams drafting in the Top 10 can take more chances on prospects and therefor reach for players that 2 years ago wouldn't have made any sense.
Need a QB Cleveland....why not Tannehill? He would have been a huge reach 2 years ago. Now his contract is much more manageable and the gamble isn't as huge. The same can be said for Richardson, Floyd and a host of other picks that people do not think are a consensus Top 10 players.
Teams can worry less about where they are picking and feel safe selecting THEIR guy.
Which means for the Panthers at 9...players with higher grades may be available when their pick rolls around.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:19 AM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:30 AM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:33 AM
I could see
Minn - Blackmon (or Kalil)
StLoKalil (or Blackmon)
Bills - Coples
MIami - Floyd/Ingram
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:12 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:14 PM
Makes it easier for some BPAs at other positions for teams with lower picks like Carolina this year. Teams will be scrambling for cheap QBs and LTs, and players like Richardson, Blackmon and hopefully Claiborne, who are top 5 talents will fall.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:18 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:23 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:52 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:03 PM
with Buffalo's need mostly WR and CB. I could see some interest in a team trading above them to get to Floyd
bills really dont need secondary help. they don't have any superstars there but they have lots of depth and quality starters at safety and corner. they need offensive tackles, linebackers and wide outs.