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Demeco Ryans played all last year just fine, Beason has been pretty much given an entire year to rehab and train. Maybe we should consider draft a tackle in the 1st based on Otah's knees and the fact Gross won't be playing for much longer?

Our defense sucks. We're obviously looking to the draft for defense. Our linebacker corps which is supposed to be our deepest position and our only saving grace on that side of the ball for the past few seasons is now riddled with injury concerns, lack of depth, and uncertainty. How is drafting a linebacker to fix this situation the same thing as drafting a position of little need to alleviate concerns of a single injury prone player or the eventual retirement of one of our starters? I would ignore your post as simple trolling, but you honestly seem to believe that you're making sense.

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Would anyone be pissed if we reached and took Gilmore at 9 if Claiborne is gone?

I wouldn't be pissed, but I wouldn't be all that happy either. Gilmore has good speed but I was never impressed with his coverage skills in college.

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I'd take cox over kuelchy.

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Demeco Ryans played all last year just fine, Beason has been pretty much given an entire year to rehab and train. Maybe we should consider draft a tackle in the 1st based on Otah's knees and the fact Gross won't be playing for much longer?

I would actually be fine with taking a tackle in the first because of this reason.

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Draft Gary Coleman. We can get him in later rounds and use the next yr or so to develope him as a freakish interior lineman that can gooble up rb's and plug the gaps. Whatchu talking about willis?

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I see where both Philly and JT are coming from, but I probably side more with JT.... Our Dline was pretty crappy from the get go, our LB core was solid before injuries and both are returning. I would bank on at least one of them to return and play well. I'm sure Kuelechy is a damn fine player, but we have positions that don't have returning pro bowlers (granted from injury). These positions are simply void of game changing talent and we have a chance to hit that at DE with Coples. If Coples is gone, I'm not so sure any CB, other than Claiborne (who will be gone) warrants the 9th pick, and the same goes for DT. In that situation, if we got Kuelechy, I guess that would be okay? But you would in essence be telling Thomas Davis to piss off....

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If we were to pick LBer I would choose Ingram... Rivera likes to use his LBers for blitzing and this guy is fast, he is agile, he can tackle, and he get get after the passer. You could possibly even put him down on the line sometimes. He is so versatile and you can do so many things with him. I would say Ingram or Coples with nine, and I don't see how neither of them would be there. Luke Kulechy is simply a tackling machine, but picking a tackling machine so high doesn't seem worth it. Someone who can get after the passer and do a variety of things seems worth the pick. Ingram or Coples yeaaa

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Stupid hypothetical.

The difference is that a research study of NFL players coming back from achilles injuries show a 95% decrease in effectiveness by linebackers when they try and come back from achilles surgery. Secondly Davis is trying to be the first player ever to come back 3 times ACL surgery. Any of your other hypotheticals coming off major surgery.

Problem for me is what you think is a hypothetical, I think is a probablity. Sad to even think it but 1 if not both of them will be shells of their former self this season.

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If Smith goes down are comfortable with Lafell and Gettis? If Jordan Gross goes down are you okay with Lee Ziemba and Campbell? If Kalil goes down are you okay with Hangartner? If Chris Gamble goes down are you okay with Captain Munnerlyn? If Cam goes down are you okay with Anderson and Clausen?

We will be picking first next year under that scenero
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It’s part of the reason sources say they wouldn't be surprised if the Panthers poke around the thinning free-agent market at corner to see what kind of bargains are available.

I'd like to know what sources these are. I wouldn't mind bringing ins William Middleton, if he's not signed with anyone yet that is.

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Demeco Ryans played all last year just fine, Beason has been pretty much given an entire year to rehab and train. Maybe we should consider draft a tackle in the 1st based on Otah's knees and the fact Gross won't be playing for much longer?

Yeah he played so well that they traded their probowl linebacker to Philly for a 4th rounder. You can say it was scheme but all the other linebackers made the transition just fine. The reality is they said he was essentially a 2 down back and wasn't mobile enough to defend the pass after his injury. That is precisely what happens when guys lose their quickness and explosiveness.

If Kalil fell to us we would pick him in a New York minute.

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Another year and another round of people wanting players that we dont need.

I say we draft a Punter in the first because we dont have one. Look at all the stats the Punter is one of the most important positions in football and we will never win games if we dont have one of the best in this years draft.

Also we need to draft RB in the second cause we know how Dwills injury history is and then WR in the 3rd cause Gettis is no promise and Smith is just getting old.

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