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#81 MadHatter

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

With a new GM in town, we can throw all past tendancies out the window.

The fun part of this draft is that we really have no clue which direct Gettleman will go.

I am still in the camp of BPA at the following positions:

WR
DT
OL
DB (either CB or S)

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

With a new GM in town, we can throw all past tendancies out the window.

The fun part of this draft is that we really have no clue which direct Gettleman will go.

I am still in the camp of BPA at the following positions:

WR
DT
OL
DB (either CB or S)


Yep. BPA,

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

I think it was Gettlemen who said something like, "We have peices" but not hte whole (something to that effect). Hurney picked solid players in the first round, but he ignored some positions--never understood why. It seems to be a Panther tradition to have no DTs and only 1 WR.

I started looking at this draft from the OL/DL perspective early, but we are in a great position to find a game breaker in the first round. Who do you like? If we were to go WR, it seems there are so many bunched together right now--none as good as the Green/Jones draft but several very solid players.

I think we will be bigger players in free agency than people think. It is tight, but we can make enough room to sign a mid level DT and RG.

i've got to say the one that really excites me is that coradelle patterson kid. raw, but man can he move. dude has some decent height to him and a good frame. he's apparently a quick study and hard worker. his potential is through the roof and he's got what he needs to refine what he needs to quickly. i love the kid's versatility.

dream scenario for me is refine him and joe adams and let them loose on the field with lafell and olsen. good googly moogly that could be fun. left out smitty because i think he'll be retiring in the next couple years. but adding smitty to that would be great as well.

i haven't put a whole lot of time into the draft because, believe it or not...i work. but right now from where we sit in the draft patterson looks to be about the only non-keenan allen guy i'd take.

at OL and DT...i don't know. i liked that warmack kid, but he's probably going to be gone quickly. beyond that i just haven't looked all that much. i'll let other people do the looking for me and just see what i like. :)

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

With a new GM in town, we can throw all past tendancies out the window.

The fun part of this draft is that we really have no clue which direct Gettleman will go.

I am still in the camp of BPA at the following positions:

WR
DT
OL
DB (either CB or S)

that's pretty much the case for me.

i trust gettleman to make the right call. no way do i know what he's going to see when he really starts looking at the tape of the guys we've got and what he sees is the best way to handle them. no way do i know what tendencies he will have aside from what i've seen at NYG. no way do i know what he's going to do with the cap and personnel changes that will be made. i don't have a clue what he's going to do or be able to do in FA or via trade.

we're working with a whole lot of unknowns, but this guy has been around enough and successful enough that i'm not going to spend much time worrying or trying to figure out what he's gonna do. this is a case of me just being along for the ride and feeling good about where it's going, even though i don't know where that is.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

i've got to say the one that really excites me is that coradelle patterson kid. raw, but man can he move. dude has some decent height to him and a good frame. he's apparently a quick study and hard worker. his potential is through the roof and he's got what he needs to refine what he needs to quickly. i love the kid's versatility.


Like you, I don't do a lot of research until the draft nerds have narrowed down the field to a manageable number of candidates, then I'll take a look at the most likely candidates.

That said, I have looked at some tape (read YouTube highlights) of both Patterson and Allen. Patterson looks exceptional in the open field, but I was really turned off by his pass catching. Most of his receptions he was catching just like fielding a punt. He consistently lets the ball get into his body. Allen on the other hand, showed good hands and body control.

Take all that with a grain of salt though, as again, so far my "research" amounts to one YouTube highlight reel of each one of them. It is just something to keep your eye on as the process unfolds.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

Like you, I don't do a lot of research until the draft nerds have narrowed down the field to a manageable number of candidates, then I'll take a look at the most likely candidates.

That said, I have looked at some tape (read YouTube highlights) of both Patterson and Allen. Patterson looks exceptional in the open field, but I was really turned off by his pass catching. Most of his receptions he was catching just like fielding a punt. He consistently lets the ball get into his body. Allen on the other hand, showed good hands and body control.

Take all that with a grain of salt though, as again, so far my "research" amounts to one YouTube highlight reel of each one of them. It is just something to keep your eye on as the process unfolds.

same here. what little i have read about patterson, though, is that he learns quickly and is really coachable. for any raw talents with high ceilings, those two things have to be there. i think that proehl can do a good job teaching the fundamentals.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

Just heard Ron on Sirius nfl radio at the college practices. He was talking with Tim Ryan and Pat kirwin about why he was there and a little about our season. They hinted about Sylvester Williams, DT out of unc.. Saying he would shore out line up and really help hardy and cj wreak havoc. Looks like he may be available in 2nd or 3rd and is the 8th rated dt. He is rather raw but freakish.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

Smh draft Allen >>> every WR in this class

Note I said receiver, which we need at this moment

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

Just draft Fluker in the first and Patterson in the 2nd... Problem solved lol

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Like you, I don't do a lot of research until the draft nerds have narrowed down the field to a manageable number of candidates, then I'll take a look at the most likely candidates.

That said, I have looked at some tape (read YouTube highlights) of both Patterson and Allen. Patterson looks exceptional in the open field, but I was really turned off by his pass catching. Most of his receptions he was catching just like fielding a punt. He consistently lets the ball get into his body. Allen on the other hand, showed good hands and body control.

Take all that with a grain of salt though, as again, so far my "research" amounts to one YouTube highlight reel of each one of them. It is just something to keep your eye on as the process unfolds.


Pretty much the same here. I like Patterson, he's an athletic freak but hate that he body catches so much. As Bwood said, raw as raw can be but potential through the roof.

Not that I think he's going #14, but if you want to watch someone who high points and catches with his hands, check out Hunter from Tennessee. He's fun to watch and faster than I thought he'd be, but has the previous injury and really only seemed to be coming back to form near the end of the season.

I have no idea what they feed the WRs at Tennessee.


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