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#11 tiger7_88

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

Panthers were set to take Mark Barron last year if Tampa didn't jump on him


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

To be honest safety is one of those positions the Panthers have never really had a dominant player at. If he is deemed BPA at 14 and Gettleman and co. make the call to get him in a Panther uniform I will support the pick.

Would love a hard hitting/ball-hawking safety that can keep plays in front of him. Having an Ed Reed type to go with our version of Ray Lewis in his prime in Luke would go a long way to making this defense great...especially with our pass rush that should continue to get better.


Fans should also note that like Kuechly, Cyprien has good instincts and can diagnose a play very quickly. He appears like a meathead but his football IQ has been [quietly] praised.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

And he has dreadlocks. The more players on this team with dreads the better!

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

He's a nice prospect but I can't say I'd be thrilled with him at 14. He likely won't be an elite coverage safety in the NFL. He's big and he isn't incredibly fast and those kind of guys typically don't morph into elite cover players. He can tackle well, sure, but I frankly don't care all that much about a safety's ability to provide run support when you compare it against his ability to cover the pass in today's game. The days of the box safety are quickly coming to and end and I don't know that I'd be ecstatic of spending the 14th pick on a guy whose likely to become known as a hard hitting run stopper rather than an Ed Reed.


Move down and I'd be okay with it, but if we're taking a Safety that high Id rather go Vaccarro who has shown to be a better cover man. You just don't build teams anymore on the merits of how well does each individual player support/stop the run and I'm just not sure Cyprien and his skillset show me an elite, ballhawking, turnover machine.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

1st is too rich for my blood..with the competition he played in..like Sherrod Martin at Troy.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

Vaccaro?

Kenny can't make tackles in the open field and his coverage skills are overhyped. The Longhorn coaching staff practically used Vaccaro as a fourth LB.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

Ideally i want a trade down in the first, and we take a WR and Cyprien.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

Vaccaro?

Kenny can't make tackles in the open field and his coverage skills are overhyped. The Longhorn coaching staff practically used Vaccaro as a fourth LB.

if he can't make open field tackles, why would they use him as their 4th LBr?

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

if he can't make open field tackles, why would they use him as their 4th LBr?


Look at the tape. Vaccaro was brought close to the line of scrimmage to make an impact. He was very effective from that level (missed several tackles for attempting a big hit regardless) but he struggled the further away he was from that point.

He's your typical 'In-The-Box' Strong Safety.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

Sometimes the best prayers are the unanswered ones.


Hey I'm not complaining! Kuechly is a superstar and couldn't have worked out any better! All I was saying is Carolina wanted a top tier safety last year but couldn't get it, and might try to get Cyprien.


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