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WR's drafted by the Panthers since 2002 - the case to draft a WR in round 1?


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#11 Stroupe-a-loop

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

The only first round receiver we've taken is Rae Carruth. So it's not like that always works out awesome. . .

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

Didn't we get new scouts when Rivera came in?


No...maybe some scouts out in the field have changed, but the director of college scouting has been the same since 2006 when Don Gregory replaced Tony Softli. http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=2504750

Softli was hired as VP of player personnel for the St. Louis Rams. The Rams fired him in 2010 after the team went 14-50 under his watch. http://content.usato.../1#.USUPxaVQGTc

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

I would be fine with a WR at 14. A future LT if a worthy one is there as well. We should be able to get either the top WR or 2nd best WR in college football. That would be better than throwing darts at the middle rounds hoping someone falls to you.

If I was to make a case for WR, I would look at what Atlanta did. They have two heavy hitters with a pretty good TE to boot. The Seahawks game was the one I was interested in. That paired them wiith the Seattle'shot secondary. Atlanta won that battle.

It makes it very difficult for a secondary to cover two WRs that pretty much require double teams. Not to mention making the defense pay if they want to use some kind of spy or safety blitz. There isn't going to be a lot of help to the front seven without paying dearly. Also I think Cam is at the stage where he is going to take the next step in reading defenses. A deep threat that plays to his strengths will add alot of confidence at a time when his development needs it..




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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

Didn't we get new scouts when Rivera came in?

new scouting dept after the 2011 draft. i mean gregory is still head of the dept, but he got a new team for the 2012 draft. hard to argue there wasn't some improvement.

and now we have a real talent evaluator that is one of the best and most respected in the league coming from a program with a ton of success drafting WRs and who do it often and early.

there is very little reason to believe that gettleman won't make better choices with WRs, that he won't be more active than hurney was, and that we won't be addressing it with a significant FA acquisition or early draft pick. he won't settle for who we have in house, nor should he.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

Didn't realize receivers had such a high fail rate. Wow! Didn't know catching a football could be so difficult. I guess receivers probably have a low work ethic because they don't think they need to work on their craft.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

To be honest it maybe a little to early to make a judgement on some of these guys. The normal adjustment period for WR is 3 years. Unless your talking about a Fitz, Megaton, Moss type.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

Ricky Proehl was solid.



Sure was, for someone that wasn't drafted by us.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

To be honest it maybe a little to early to make a judgement on some of these guys. The normal adjustment period for WR is 3 years. Unless your talking about a Fitz, Megaton, Moss type.


I think Lafell is a fine second receiver. I can understand the case some might be making for a new #1 though.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

I think Lafell is a fine second receiver. I can understand the case some might be making for a new #1 though.


I totally understand to. I don't see a future number 1 WR potential on this roster other then maybe Gettis and Bryant if they can get there poo together. But no there is no true replacement for 89 on this roster.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

Just so everyone knows, WR rarely make an impact in year 1. You can count on one hand the number of WRs that put up over a 1,000 yards receiving their 1st year. I'm not saying don't draft a WR early, but I wouldn't reach for someone just bc we need a Smitty replacement.


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