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Matthias' Visionary Mock (Post Combine)

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Because it feel like we are always working without a third round pick, trading back always seems like the answer. With this particular mock draft I have here, I'm going to do something special. I have a feeling many of you will want to smack me upside my head with this one, but that is just a risk I'm going to have to take. (Course yall know how I roll with mine) B) In this draft, I'm doing the unthinkable. I'm going to trade back, out of the first round!

Now let me explain. This particular draft isn't flashy like the one last year, where you had all these can't miss prospects within the top 15 picks. (Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Matt Kalil, Luke Kuechly, etc.) However, pretty much throughout the first two rounds, you can find solid starters. Within the first three rounds, we only have two draft picks, and both are in areas where we might just miss good players that are drafted two or three spots ahead. Then obviously we don't have a third round pick. So instead of sitting there at 14, let's trade it for a boat load of picks within the second round, a third, and an extra 4th. So here is my offseason post combine....

Free Agency

Louis Vasquez

Position: Guard

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 335

Vasquez will be our big signing. We should be able to clear up a good bit of cap space to make him a decent offer. Even though Vasquez is looking to get a little payday, teams can make the argument that he has no probowls on his resume, and overall the offense he played in wasn't all that great. This should only be a decent contract we give him, and not a bank breaker.

Quentin Jammer

Position: Cornerback

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 204

A veteran corner who shouldn't cost much. With this signing, our transition to the Carolina Chargers is complete.

Chris Canty

Position: DT

Height: 6'7

Weight: 317

I'm being optimistic here. Maybe Gettlemen can manage some stuff with the cap, that will allow us to bring in Canty. Maybe Canty will take less money to play here if we can convince him we will compete for a championship.

Resignings

Dwan Edwards- Again I'm being optimistic. He's a veteran who just had his best season. Yet some of that credit goes to our two monster DEs. Perhaps he will take a decent contract to remain a Panther. So in all, we have two decent contracts, one veteran contract, and one that perhaps can be managed.

Draft trade

Miami Dolphins get: 14th overall pick

Carolina Panthers get: 2 2nd round picks, 3rd round pick, and a 4th round pick

This will allow us to have three 2nd round picks. One very early which allows us to draft someone who falls out of the first round. Another in the early mid range, and the last one where the Colts would be picking in the second. (Miami got the Colts second rounder when they traded away Vontae Davis) Plus we have the Dolphins early third rounder (allowing us to snag a player who falls out of the second round) and early 4th. In reality, if you count those early picks in the next round as players that fell out of the previous round, it will be like having a late 1st round pick, 3 2nd round picks, and a late third round pick. Now that is forward thinking!

NFL Draft

2nd round pick: Matt Elam

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More and more as the days get closer to the draft, I'm starting to like this kid. I already knew he was a great tackler and hard hitter, a solid guy to have in the secondary. My thing was can he ball hawk? When it came to this skill, I found Bacarri Rambo was the best out of this class. Yet Elam's demeanor on the field along with his resume scream at me "I'm a top safety for the next 10 years". So I then ask myself is Elam a good enough ball hawk for me to take over Rambo? The answer to that is a definite yes. His stats support it, and he looks like he would be good for 5 ints a year along with 3-4 forced fumbles. This is exactly what we need in our secondary.

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I don't hate it. Trading completely out of the first would be a tough pill to swallow, but I could definitely get behind your top 3 picks. And i agree with spending a 5th on a kicker if they feel he might go before their 6th. Solid draft overall.

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However, it must be said that the trade is a bit unrealistic. I don't see the Dolphins trading their next 4 picks for our 1st. Who would they be trading back up for?

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I give pie here becaus this is out of the box. I don't know how I feel about the specific picks but it presents a very different perspective. Very good post

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However, it must be said that the trade is a bit unrealistic. I don't see the Dolphins trading their next 4 picks for our 1st. Who would they be trading back up for?

The Dolphins have an extra third, so they would still have three picks within the first three rounds. What makes it even between both teams would be the fact we wouldn't have a first in return for our first. I think it's about right, as 14 overall is a high spot, still within the top half of the first round.

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OWEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

BEST MOCK I'VE SEEN IN FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!

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I wish this happen! I WISH YOU WAS THE GM!!!

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this would be one hell of a FA and draft.

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Oday Aboushi, the guy systematically pegged as a right tackle only due to his lack of athleticism, is now a prototypical LT?

That being said, the idea of trading out of the first for two second round picks is interesting. There's still a lot of talent in the second, and that would allow us to amass it.

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I love how you keep wanting to bandaide the DT position with old fuging player.

I would hate this draft.

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I love how you keep wanting to bandaide the DT position with old fuging player.

I would hate this draft.

it is an old man's position....

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I never thought about trading out of the first. Interesting indeed. That being said I wouldn't mind this I like the two receiver LOVE slay. I don't love Lester you could go project DT there and I don't like the jammer pick up. I don't think we will have the cash and I like our young secondary.

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