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Carolina Panthers Draft Josh Norman

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CB Coastal Carolina

Strengths: Long-armed press corner with size, athleticism and ball skills. Gets an effective jab on the receiver and has loose enough hips to turn and run. Good agility and balance when shadowing his target. Competitive player. Plays the ball as if it was thrown for him, showing burst back to the ball as well as good timing for the jump ball. Good hand-eye coordination. Rips the ball out of the hands of receivers as they grasp at it (35 career PBUs) and shows good hands to make the interception (13 career INTs). Possesses long arms (32.5) and can extend and ****** the ball as well as track the ball over his shoulder. Cagey. Will bait quarterbacks to throw in his

direction and shows a surprising burst downhill. Alert run defender willing to take on and discard receiver blockers to get to the action. Enjoyed a strong week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game and and a late call-up to the Senior as an injury replacement, impressive in both environments... Big play artist on special teams, registering a school-record four blocked kicks... Weaknesses: At his best in press-man coverage as he has a high backpedal and loses a step turning without a cushion. Plays with adequate speed but there are concerns about his ability to handle the truly explosive speedsters of the NFL. Makes himself vulnerable to big plays on occassion by attempting to bait the quarterback. Was arrested in October 2009 for driving with a suspended license.

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aaaaaaaaaand there's your CB. quite a character, bit of a weirdo, but got skills.

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It's Norman. Solid pick. Best CB available.

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Norman.

And he has a high draft grade for a 4th rounder. Can't complain.

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