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Thoughts on Jonathan Cooper as a O-line draftee?

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#37 The_Cannon


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

To be fair, he could have a poor workout at the combine and that could affect his draft stock.

Not splitting hairs here but I've watched every UNC game this year except Saturdays and the guy is an absolute beast. The entire Carolina offensive line is top notch and one of the best in the entire country. Cooper and Brennan Williams could both be first rounders and you've got another guy in James Hurst who could be a first rounder next year.

Like I said earlier, Gio Bernard just had one of the best seasons ever by a Carolina RB and may be ACC POY. A lot of this has to do with him being a legitimate NFL prospect but great running games/offense and great OL play go hand in hand.

I'm not saying he's not a good player. I've seen him in person and on tape and I like him but I just wouldn't want the Panthers to take him early on.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

lmao at the op

defensive line?

wonder what his next screen name will be?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

I assume you mean o-line- he is an OG, he is good

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

you know if huney was still the GM, cooper being drafted to play DT wouldn't be such a far off idea. in fact i'd kind of be expecting it.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

he's definitely worth a 2nd rounder, depending if we do anything at T or G in FA or what we use our first pick on can all dictate what we decide to do.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

Guard play is going to be even more important now since the chop block might become illegal. We could use someone to open up pass/run lanes for Cam so he can either step up to avoid the outside rush and throw it or to take off running. I haven't seen too many times where he could scramble straight north out of the backfield. He's had to spin out of trouble and out on the edges of the defense where speed is king. It almost is starting to seem like guard is more important going forward atm; at least for as a position of need.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:46 PM

Honestly, I'd rather bring in a decent veteran OG. We already have a raw developmental guy at LG. If an OG is the BPA when we're on the clock in the 2cd, we'd definitely have to give him a long look, but we're definitely going to be drafting way too high in the 1st to consider an OG, IMO. I don't want an OG in the top 10. I'd be looking at OT, DT, DB, and WR in the 1st.