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Can we nail our first round pick for the third straight season?

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Even Otah was great when he actually played. The Panthers haven't missed on a pick since 2000, when Tony Softli took over college scouting. Don Gregory replaced him in 2006, and he's still here.

Assuming Gettleman listens to his scouts as well as Hurney did, we shouldn't have to worry about our first pick.

And also consider Gettleman has a scouting background and he can have his own opinion of players. Hurney more or less had to rely on reports.

Although it will be hard to beat or match Hurney's success in the first round.

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It's pretty hard to miss on position players in the first 15 picks. At least based on rating ability (i.e. not counting injuries.

Does happen sometimes.

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With all if the options we will have at 14, this draft is pretty hard to fug up.

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Other then Otah, Carolina has nailed the first round for the last decade or so.

Even on him...they hit on talent and ability. Top notch.

heart...not so much

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Even on him...they hit on talent and ability. Top notch.

heart...not so much

This may derail the thread, but I often wonder about stuff like this.

Think Otah may have had a different "heart" if his second and third seasons were a little different? His rookie year we went 12-4, and then 8-8 in a season that felt like a hangover. And then in his third year the Panthers were clearly just mailing it in, and things looked bleak in general across the league with the lockout and all.

Think players who have problems with motivation and heart would develop them under different coaching staffs, or is that sort of player going to just up and quit no matter the situation he's in?

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It would be hard not to. Everything will be there.

Line, WR, NT

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Even Otah was great when he actually played. The Panthers haven't missed on a pick since 2000, when Tony Softli took over college scouting. Don Gregory replaced him in 2006, and he's still here.

Assuming Gettleman listens to his scouts as well as Hurney did, we shouldn't have to worry about our first pick.

Even on him...they hit on talent and ability. Top notch.

heart...not so much

Agreed - I just tend to place him in the "miss" category because of the way things turned out. As far as I can tell no one really could've predicted Otah losing his head like that.

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Last year's draft imo could be one of the bests the franchise has ever had. Kuechly and Alexander played very well most of the season. Norman had difficulties but there's still solid potential and Nortman finally figured out how to punt towards the end of the season. The jury is still out on DJ Campbell but he didn't show that he was awful. The only disappointment for me was Joe Adams, and he's still got a season or two to prove that he can do his job.

I'm trying not to get too high on the direction that the team is going, but a similar draft this season will make the Panthers a very dangerous contender for years.

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We actually have a nice set of needs to address because many of the blue chip prospects at those positions should be available when we pick. Guard, DT, WR, CB, safety... we can land 2 really good prospects with our first and second.

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Last year's draft imo could be one of the bests the franchise has ever had. Kuechly and Alexander played very well most of the season. Norman had difficulties but there's still solid potential and Nortman finally figured out how to punt towards the end of the season. The jury is still out on DJ Campbell but he didn't show that he was awful. The only disappointment for me was Joe Adams, and he's still got a season or two to prove that he can do his job.

I'm trying not to get too high on the direction that the team is going, but a similar draft this season will make the Panthers a very dangerous contender for years.

I think last year's draft was good too, but I think everyone was hoping for a little more out of Adams, Norman and Silatolu. They all still have potential but it would have been nice if we lucked into an immediate stud :).

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When did we not nail a player in the 1st since 2001?

Yall acting like this doesnt ever happen to us.

2001: Dan Morgan

2002: Julius Peppers

2003: Jordan Gross

2004: Chris Gamble

2005: Thomas Davis

2006: DeAngelo Williams

2007: Jon Beason

2008: Jonathan Stewart & Jeff Otah (dont say it wasnt a HIT)

2009: $hit

2010: $hit

2011: Cam Newton

2012: Luke Kuechly

2013:

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If there isn't a solid LT prospect available when we pick we have to upgrade our athleticism at outside positions (WR & DB).

We need more firepower and we need to address our secondary which couldn't hold it down in the last few minutes for a lot of our losses

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