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PFW (Eric Holmes) also says DT position needs higher priority

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The first paragraph pretty much makes the point (stick out like a sore thumb)

The last time the Panthers used a first- or second-round pick on a defensive tackle was in 2001 on Kris Jenkins. It’s no wonder that the team has been weak at the position since Jenkins left the team after the 2007 season.

And then there is speculation about Gettelman's modus operandi:

Don’t be surprised if new GM Dave Gettleman, who came from the Giants, makes the position more of a premium. The Giants have stockpiled defensive linemen with great success the past decade, knowing the importance of a good rush and the ability to stop the run game.

I am warming up to the idea. DT is not a sexy pick, but---like it or not---it's probably our single biggest need (though I know it's arguable). A beast of a DT would probably have a profound effect on our D-line.

I certainly wouldn't cry about it if we hit a home-run with the first pick.

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"big men allow you to compete"

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Could not agree more. We NEED a defensive tackle. We could survive with Hangartner at RG for another year (Seriously, I don't want that) but with Kalil coming back and Amini/Bell likely taking a step forward - the immediate need is for a nose tackle. We got absolutely gashed by average running backs this season.

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They've been saying this for the past five years. *yawn*

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They've been saying this for the past five years. *yawn*

There's a new Sheriff in town.

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They've been saying this for the past five years. *yawn*

..and Hurney neglected it for the last five years. Time to fill the need.

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And they all said...AMEN

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#1 WR has been neglected since we drafted Smitty in 2000; far longer than the DT position(and we got lucky with Smith). We need to address that first in this draft.

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The Dog Days of Hurney are over in Panther Land. Hallelujah!

Gett has already alluded to his penchant for big men, and their importance to winning. I am pretty much convinced that big things are not too far ahead for our beloved franchise in regards to filling needs. We will have the personnel to compete with anyone. Our success will be based upon teaching, coaching and execution.

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#1 WR has been neglected since we drafted Smitty in 2000; far longer than the DT position(and we got lucky with Smith). We need to address that first in this draft.

yea I mean just look at how the Giants have neglected WR all these years

i would be worried

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DT is a need but you should not reach for one.

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#1 WR has been neglected since we drafted Smitty in 2000; far longer than the DT position(and we got lucky with Smith). We need to address that first in this draft.

I wouldn't mind it, but I am hearing that the draft should be fairly deep at WR. Moreover, we could probably make do with what we have (though I would hate it) if we had to. A beast at DT would be a nightmare for opposing offenses because it would free up Hardy and/or CJ to do their thing, which would in turn take pressure off the secondary (if not allow our ball-hawks to get some errant throws). It is my thinking that a DT would have a more immediate impact, and therefore allow our team to be more successful in the short term. Of course, if a WR is more of a game-changer, impact player or BPA, then you can't argue with that. Gett seems like a practical-minded, smart guy, so I am sure he'd be able to weigh it all out and come up with something to achieve maximum impact.

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