Carolina-Chuck Mock v.4.0
Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:16 PM
Carolina-Chuck NFL Mock Draft v4.0
Team biggest needs: FS, WR, DT, CB, OL
FA(s): Antoine Cason (SD), CB (6'1" 195lbs)
I want either Cason or Sean Smith and I really think that these are two very affordable CB in FA. Munnerlyn may or may not be brought back. Norman has played very well so far and should only improve. Gamble has been solid but has been injury prone in the recent years. Cason will be a huge signing and will dramatically upgrade the secondary.
-My early prediction is that I see the Panthers being a legitmate Top 5 pick in the Draft, if not earlier with a record of "3-13". I have the new GM making a huge Draft Day trade in the 2nd day by trading a future draft pick to move us back in the early to middle of the 2nd round of the draft.
(1) Star Lotuelei DT, Utah (6'3" 320lbs)
Star will probably be the guy I'm going to keep as the first pick from here through next year for us if things consistently goes the same for us and him. Said it multiple times already, the DT spot needs to be address and this is the year to do so with a new GM in place. Ron Edwards is an old man and I can see the possibility of the team not bringing him back for one more season even though hes having an average solid year. Dwan has been great penetrating the rush from the middle. Great teams win "upfront" on both sides of the ball. Star will help Kuechly, CJ, and Hardy instantly.
(2) Robert Lester FS, Alabama (6'2" 212lbs)
Fs is our biggest need on the team. Lester is a solid tackler, has great cover skills, and is a real ball-hawker. He'll be a plug and play from day one and will make a huge impact like Harrison Smith and Mark Barron this year.
(2) Da'Rick Rogers WR, Tennessee Tech (6'3" 206lbs)
With the trade back into the 2nd round, we look toward the future by taking an offensive weapon in Da'Rick Rogers. Smith is still performing strong but he is definitely aging. Lafell is often too "inconsistent" and its time to replace 89. Rogers is a big receiver whom some scouts sees as this year version clone of "Julio Jones" due to his size, strength and explosiveness. Smith can be use more in the slot and Rogers will help Cam to be more efficient as a QB.
(I like Cordarrelle Patterson here, but I see him going late in the 1st to a team like Seattle)
(3) Pick to SF
(4) Travis Bond OG, UNC (6'6" 340lbs)
We need Oline help, especially at Right Guard due to poor production from Hangman. I like Alvin Bailey here, but no doubt in my mind will he be gone before out pick here. Bond can be groom slowly into a starter role in the future.
(5) Philip Lutzenkirchen TE/FB, Auburn (6'4" 250lbs)
We missed Shockey in that two TE set this year. Barnidge is close to a bust at this point of time. Lutz is close to being a halfback, Chris Cooley type of player. I believes that our run game has dropped production since the departure of "HOOOOOVER". If anyone who saw the Tampa game vs Minnesota last Thursday night, they knew that the huge reason to why Dough Martin had a field day that night was bc of their amazing blocking Fullback.
(6) Pick to Oakland
(7) Ray Ray Armstrong SS, Faulkner (6'3" 213lbs)
Armstrong is a very talented Strong Safety that can be an impact player on the field. Godfrey is a mediocre player who has better himself as a tackler but still very poor in coverage. Godfrey could definetely be upgraded if possible. Only flaw on him is his off the field issue, but I wouldnt mind taking a chance on him in the 7th and see what he'll give. A knucklehead, but ver very talented. We'll see if the FO has the balls to take a player with this kind of off field issue (Brandon Hogan).
Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:26 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:35 PM
LE: Hardy, Alexander
DT: Dwan, Neblett
NT: Lotulelei, Ron? Fua?
RE: Johnson, Keiser
SLB: Anderson, Senn
WLB: Beason, Davis
LCB: Cason, Capt? Thomas
FS: Lester, Naka
SS: Godfrey, Armstrong, Campell
RCB: Gamble, Norman
Offensive Line-up Projection:
WR: Smith, Pilares, Adams
LT : Gross, Campbell
LG: Amini, Williams
C: Kalil, Byers
RG: Hangman, Bond
RT : Bell, Williams
TE: Olsen, Lutzenkirchen, Hartsock
WR: Rogers, Lafell, Gettis
QB: Cam, Anderson
FB: Tolbert, Lutzenkirchen
RB: Stewart, Dwill?
Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:47 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:01 AM
Its something I thought Id give it a shot.
Its a reasonable mock draft that could place us in a "win now" rather than a "rebuilding process". Only problem is that its not my call on Draft Day, its the new GM's call.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:10 AM
Great mock and i love what the defense will look like with Lester in a safety and just one free agent CB would make our lineup tons less vulnerable. I'm just curious what has to be given up for another second. And with this draft/lineup I feel like we can have this thing turned around by next year easily
Yea, Im not saying that we're going to pick up just one FA, but Id would love for the new GM to go fill that need through FA is possible (Cason or Smith).
Im not sure what the trade value for trading back up into the 2nd would be now, but from previous past experience I'll have to say its going to be a "2014 1st rounder" (i.e. 2009 Hurney traded 2010 1st for Everette Brown). If not Id say it could be something like a 2014 2nd/3rd and our 2013 4th. I didnt want to mention the trade value on the thread bc people may look at this draft differently bc they dont want to invest future draft pick(s) ever. But I really believe that Da'Rick Rogers is worth trading a future 1st for. Hes a big physical receiver with real good speed. Scouts are calling him this year clone of Julio Jones.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:12 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:21 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:38 AM
If he was a clone if Julio he would be a top ten pick. I like the draft but fug trading future first picks. The Hurney years are over
Well thats not coming out of my mouth. It's comin from scouts'. He is a very similar receiver to Jones is you look at the tape. The thing is next year is going to be pack with a few pretty good receivers (Allen, Hunter, Woods, Patterson, Twill, Austin) that a guy as good as Rogers will/may fall into the 2nd bc of issues.
Hurney days are not over. Better teams that are "win now" team(s) or contenders always make nice move in the draft. See TB and Minnesota this year? And us back in 08'. Every GM and our next GM will make trades at some point of their time. Sure Hurney made some bad trades but look what he did with Otah if he could've just stay in shape. And this year Alexander.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:39 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:45 AM
we HAVE to hit on whatever wide-receiver we draft this year
Agree. I really think that this year class of receivers may be the best group in a long time excluding 2011 of Green and Jones. I see all Allen, Hunter, Woods, Twill, Patterson, Rogers, and Austin being higher than say Stephen Hill this year. And Hill is having a decent rookie year.
I dnt see them being better than Green or Jones but I can see all of them being fine solid no.2 contributor and a couple as legit no.1.