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Football Gameplan's Inside the War Room: Carolina Panthers

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Good morning Panthers fans! Here's my Pre-Draft War Room preview for you guys!

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nice video. but I hate that draft.

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My opinion...

Richardson would probably not be a day 1 starter for us since we re-signed Dwan Edwards and I tend to think we'll keep him at UT just like Richardson projects to be.

Could be a smokescreen but Rivera recently indicated Godfrey will be moving back to FS full time next season. Then again if we get a playmaking FS that could potentially move Godfrey back to SS.

However that seems unlikely as we just signed Mike Mitchell to compete with D.J Campbell for the SS spot.

The rest of the picks are a crapshoot anyway so I won't harp on them.

For some reason I just get the feeling you started working on this a while back and after the recent moves we have made it was too late for you to turn back.

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I would actually be happy with that draft. Just because we resigned Dwan doesn't mean we don't need to take a high pick for that spot, especially if we can groom him early.

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Lets do this

Round1 WR Tavon Austin

Round2 DT Sylvester Williams

Round4 OT Brennan Williams

Round5 OLB Michael Buchanan

Round6 K Dustin Hopkins

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I would actually be happy with that draft. Just because we resigned Dwan doesn't mean we don't need to take a high pick for that spot, especially if we can groom him early.

when we have Dwan already, Rich wouldn't start. In passing situations we bring in Hardy or Alexander to play the 3. On a roster full of holes, its dumb to waste a pick on a position that has production. WR, OL, NT are far greater needs at this point and aside from NT a better player than Rich will be there.

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Nice video man, I would be very pleased with this draft. I still thing we need O-line in the first though. .

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What's dumb is reaching in the draft for a position of need, rather than taking a great player who is available. we're not going to win the Superbowl this year, we're still building and recovering from our awful cap situation. This will take a couple of years. Filling holes to make a run is not how we should approach the draft.

Instead, we should look to build a solid foundation upon which to grow. Picking a DT here to have a year or two behind Edwards is not a bad play. I'm not saying it's the best move, or what we should do, I'm giving justification for why it shouldn't be considered a dumb move. Any strong lineman who turns into a 10+ yr stud will be a great addition from our first pick.

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What's dumb is reaching in the draft for a position of need, rather than taking a great player who is available. we're not going to win the Superbowl this year, we're still building and recovering from our awful cap situation. This will take a couple of years. Filling holes to make a run is not how we should approach the draft.

Instead, we should look to build a solid foundation upon which to grow. Picking a DT here to have a year or two behind Edwards is not a bad play. I'm not saying it's the best move, or what we should do, I'm giving justification for why it shouldn't be considered a dumb move. Any strong lineman who turns into a 10+ yr stud will be a great addition from our first pick.

It's not just Edwards though, we bring in 3 ends on passing downs as well. Richardson is not going to be a great player. He is a horrible run defender when you run at him and only had 4 sacks. So a guy who gets pushed around and only has 4 sacks when that is his strong suit seems like the reach to me.

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What is dumb is thinking that a team with 89, Cam, Stewart, Dwill, Olsen, Hardy, Johnson, and an all world LB group cannot make a run.

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Your original argument was about the position saying, "its dumb to waste a pick on a position that has production." I'm not arguing players, just position. I'm good with any OL or DL player in the first round, that our FO determines has long term potential, even if its one that we currently have filled.

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What is dumb is thinking that a team with 89, Cam, Stewart, Dwill, Olsen, Hardy, Johnson, and an all world LB group cannot make a run.

We have suspect lines and suspect DBs. We're good, but still building. You can't expect to be consistently strong without strong lines. Both of ours have talent, but are very thin. We're not a serious contender until we firm up those lines.

BTW...who's the back up for any of the people you mentioned above?

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