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Amini Silatolu A Carolina Panther

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Gamble was also focused enough to maintain a playing gpa at a very prestigious university. My gf is an Ohio state alum and it's difficult to get in there.

The guy we drafted couldnt even get a 2.0 at a fuging community college.

I know a lot of y'all here are trying to keep the glass at half full, but admit it. It was a reach and bad decision to draft him here.

We reached on a guy at 40 that many teams had going in the 1st round.

Just or the record, there are tons of NFL players that went to big schools for a year or two and dumber than a bag of rocks.

Bad GPAs also don't mean you are dumb....also can be immaturity

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We reached on a guy at 40 that many teams had going in the 1st round.

Just or the record, there are tons of NFL players that went to big schools for a year or two and dumber than a bag of rocks.

Bad GPAs also don't mean you are dumb....also can be immaturity

Immaturity is something a young team doesn't need.

If the guy is just dumb because of a disability that's one thing.

The issue I have with this guy is he just doesn't want to put in the time to study. He said himself that he is not a good student. Ouch.

I'm well aware how student athletes are treated in the classroom. They get privileges other students don't. They have every opportunity to be successful in the classroom and this guy still couldn't get it done.

Now are we supposed to believe he is going to be studious as a professional?

I'd also be interested to see where you mentioned about a lot of teams having him as a first round pick lol. Can you prove that or did u pull it out of your ass?

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How do you know Wharton wasn't smart?

I think the consensus is if Wharton would have agreed to a pay cut he would still be on the team.

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We really don't have the luxury of being cute with our 2nd round picks. Hurney has made a habit of that. We have to have guaranteed starters from the 1st and 2nd rounds for 3-4 years in order to compete for a championship. This guy has never played against decent college players, much less NFL linemen. Say what you want but there's no way to know how good he can be, which is too much of a risk for a team in our position. Very similar to the infamous Armanti Edwards pick to me,

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We really don't have the luxury of being cute with our 2nd round picks. Hurney has made a habit of that. We have to have guaranteed starters from the 1st and 2nd rounds for 3-4 years in order to compete for a championship. This guy has never played against decent college players, much less NFL linemen. Say what you want but there's no way to know how good he can be, which is too much of a risk for a team in our position. Very similar to the infamous Armanti Edwards pick to me,

Yeah I totally agree. This guy seems like he might need to redshirt the first year in the nfl. Sadly, I think his name will be on Marty's second round bust list in two years.

I will admit one thing about the guy I like is apparently he is mean.

The best thing for this guy to do is attach himself to the hip of gross and Steve smith.

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Quite a few of the draft sites had him with a first round grade, scouts loved his nastiness when finishing off a block. Mayock had him as the third best OG and one of the top OL prospects in the draft and an Overall ranking of 37th, which still makes it a value pick.

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I think the consensus is if Wharton would have agreed to a pay cut he would still be on the team.

Well Wharton signed a three-year 10 million dollar contract with the Bengals, we must have been not really been offering him that much.

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Plus Wharton was bought out of his contract, so we had to pay him 2 million for releasing him.

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Yeah, this guy was legitimately a late 1st/early 2nd round prospect. I had been talking him up in my mock drafts here for months now. Say what you will about the pick, it wasn't a reach. We took him right about where he was projected to go.

So the guy isn't a good student? So what? Rivera said he had sat down with the coaches and they felt comfortable that he could learn the offense and blocking scheme and such. Plus, he's playing between two really smart players in Gross and Kalil - Ryan especially being one of the smartest players in the league.

He'll be fine. Low end projection is a solid guard like Geoff Hangartner; high end is a Pro Bowler and elite guard. He'll be at LEAST as good as Wharton in his prime, IMO. And pretty quickly, too.

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Dudes, let's let him play a game or two and see what he can do. Matsko turned Bell into a solid tackle. Yeah, he wasn't the greatest but he wasn't the worst.

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