Bwood's Highly Anticipated Post Combine Mock (2/27/13)
Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:29 PM
Unfortunately I am only able to post on the huddle from my IPhone, so I can't include cool pictures or videos or bolded text to enhance the importance of my mock. My mock is completely based off of where I have players ranked, and my list of needs for our team. Since none of us know exactly what Gettleman will do, nor are we aware of who we will sign in free agency, just like my mock in December, this could change drastically.
Round 1 pick 14, The Carolina Panthers select...
Desmond Trufant, CB - Washington: I have been a huge Desmond Trufant fan since he came onto the field as a true freshman. The level of complex and diverse offensive schemes that the PAC 12 is notorious for is just one reason why Trufant's four years of shutting down his man is most impressive. With an absolutely impressive combine and senior bowl to back up his tape, Des has now sky rocketed his stock, and could even go as high as the 10th pick much like Stephon Gilmore last year. If Gamble is cut, the Panthers could be looking to bring in a proven shutdown corner to replace him.
(Other option's: Star Lotulelei, Xavier Rhodes, Kenny Vacarro)
Round 2 pick 45, The Carolina Panthers select...
Jesse Williams, NT - Alabama: At the beginning of the drat process, I suspected Williams would lock up a top 15 draft selection. He was projected to break Stephen Paea's bench press record, and display his rare athleticism at this weeks combine, and though he might have drastically underachieved his expected amount of reps, Jesse still ran very well for his size and showed excellent upper body strength He's a pure run stuffer, and a very good one with a nonstop motor, but he's a Nose Tackle that didn't blow up the combine like Dontari Poe so he will slip to the second round. Jesse Williams is the ideal replacement for Ron Edwards, and with our first two picks in the draft we would have solidified our defensive unit for a long while.
(Other option's: Larry Warford, Justin Hunter, John Jenkins, Menelik Watson)
Round 4 pick 107, The Carolina Panthers select...
Brian Winters, OG - Kent State: Winters had to stop 9 reps into his bench press due to a pectoral strain, so he was unable to show off his strength and had to miss some other workouts as well. That doesn't change the fact that Winters is widely regarded as a top 5 guard prospect, though. Starting his career playing all 12 games at right tackle and earning MAC third team honors as a sophomore playing left tackle. His future in the NFL will either be at right tackle or inside at guard. Winters displays great distribution of weight and quickness of the snap, natural pass block abilities.
(Other option's: Kenny Stills, Tavarres King, Alvin Bailey)
Round 5 pick 141, The Carolina Panthers select....
Chris Harper, WR - Kansas State: The 6'1" 229 lb Chris Harper has often drawn comparisons to Anquan Bodin. Running a 4.55 forty and benching 20 reps proved that Harper truly is a big strong target just like Boldin, which makes him a very intriguing prospect in the mid rounds. I'd like us to address receiver earlier, or in free agency, but like I said it's really hard to determine what direction to go with a new GM.
Round 6 pick 169, The Carolina Panthers select....
Zeke Motta, FS - Notre Dame: This is the only duplicated pick from my previous mock draft. I feel Motta is extremely underrated and is only a slightly version than his former teammate Harrison Smith. Not saying Zeke could be a starter, but definitely good potential and a solid special teamer.
Round 6 pick 184, The Carolina Panthers select...
Dustin Hopkins, K - Florida State: *Obligatory kicker pick*
How would you feel about this?
Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:35 PM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:54 PM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:19 PM
He was projected to break Stephen Paea's bench press record, and display his rare athleticism at this weeks combine, and though he might have drastically underachieved his expected amount of reps, Jesse still ran very well for his size and showed excellent upper body strength.
You mean on the field right? I can't find his 40 anywhere. DNP I believe.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:23 PM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:24 PM
But, he would be fine with the 2nd rounder. Not like the top ten guy you thought he would be earlier.
Hoping for Lance Johnson or Warmack with the first one.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:43 PM
I really did. As good as he is, you're going to really take him over guys that could be there (Floyd, Rhodes, Vaccaro, Keenan)???
Ima go finish throwing up.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:54 PM
See if you actually looked at prospects other than your favorite overrated prospects than you would understand this.
And if you read the part where I said this is based on where I have players ranked and what our needs are.
Floyd, Rhodes, and Vacarro might not be available, so I went with a realistic, outside the box pick.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:54 PM
Change Stills with Winters and this would be nice.
I had a hard time choosing between the two, like I said it all depends on free agency.