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#1 ARSEN

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

No thanks. We shouldn't spend our #1 on a WR with other glaring needs.

D-line, D-back, LB, O-line, P > WR

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

Due diligence. Good.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

Punter > WR???

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

If he drops to #9, I'd be pretty happy with Blackmon.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

I would be mad, WR is far from our highest need. As long as Steve is still a #1 caliber wide out, we really don't need to draft another receiver. We just drafted LaFell, Gettis, and Pilares. They need time to grow, and drafting another wideout or two every draft isn't helping that at all.

Stick to the defense and O-Line this draft.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

I have speculation fatigue. I don't really care anymore. Anybody we draft will be good. We'll make Newton's job easier no matter who we draft.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

Due diligence. Good.



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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

if the panthers get a chance to get their absolute favorite WR in the entire draft at #9 and feel he's worth that high of a selection, i would encourage them to do just that and not look back.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

Not a big Blackmon fan but it is a good idea to bring him in and at least pretend we are interested in case somebody picking a few spots behind us REALLY wants him. In other words:

SMOKESCREEN

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:08 PM

He becomes an option, or trade down bait if everyone is in love with Floyd.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

A WR for us this year at 9 is a luxury pick IMO. At the sake of our defense, we can't afford to make luxury picks.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

Punter > WR???


Lol. I second this statement.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:13 PM

I think people are making a mistake when they say WR is not a need. Gettis is not proven, Lafell is a solid #3, and Smith is short and old-could hit the wall any time.

Compare Gettis to Hardy. Hardy is healthy and actually about where CJohnson was after 2 seasons. Gettis was fair as a rookie and injured with a bad knee injury as a second-year pro. Some of the same people who say we do not need WR want DE. The say. "We need to upgrade our pass rush." We have. DE takes time. Hardy, Keiser, Applewhite

They want a DT. We have 4 DTs (who played better as the year progressed) who were rookies. We have a veteran coming off IR.

They say we need CB when we have no idea how good Hogan will be. Newsflash. We will not know about a drafted CB either.

Even if Lafell continues to develop and Gettis becomes a solid #2, a fourth WR who has #1 potential would be HUGE. It would free Steve Smith from double teams. Allow him to work the slot.

How again is WR a lesser need than DT, CB, or DE? You are guessing, as I am, but I never would say something stupid like, "We have other needs." We need WR.

Finally, look at the value at DE, DT, and CB at #9--Every pick at those positions would be a reach. Floyd and Blackmon would be smarter than any DT, DE, or CB if we do not trade back.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

We will not draft a DT. Rivera was very happy with McLaine and Fua last season. We will either take DE or WR in 1st round. We addressed many needs in FA market except DE, WR, and LB. Smith needs to be moved into slot to be more productive. Dude is gonna be 34 in no time, he will hit the wall very soon.


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