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[url="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft/player/_/id/29203/sheldon-richardson"]Sheldon Richardson[/url]*
[url="http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/car/carolina-panthers"]Carolina Panthers (7-9)[/url]

COLLEGE: Missouri
AGE: 21
HT: 6-2½
WT: 294
POS: DT

[b]Analysis[/b]: This is yet another team in the market for an offensive tackle, but it's still too early to consider the second-tier tackles on the board. Especially when a player like Richardson is available. He can bring explosiveness and playmaking ability to a defensive front that has gotten stale in recent years. Richardson can stay fresh in a rotation, giving head coach Ron Rivera and defensive coordinator Sean McDermott the penetrating 3-technique they've been looking for since taking over in Carolina.

No description, but has us taking Justin Hunter in the second. Would love that pick.

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Everyone mocks Sheldon to us. It's to the point that looking at new mocks is getting boring. It's always Richardson.

Well I guess that works. It also looks like we'll have to get our replacement LT in next years draft.

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just curious...........in this mock what other DT's where on the board at 14?

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[quote name='2jakefansinva' timestamp='1364486733' post='2179396']
just curious...........in this mock what other DT's where on the board at 14?
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Sylvester Williams at 22, and John Jenkins at 31 are the next 2 off the board. Hes got Hankins going 52 overall.

Should be noted that he also has Corradelle Patterson on the board at 14.

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i'd be happy with that.

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Really don't like Sheldon Richardson. Love hunter in the second though

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[quote name='Munch4455' timestamp='1364486873' post='2179400']


Sylvester Williams at 22, and John Jenkins at 31 are the next 2 off the board. Hes got Hankins going 52 overall.

Should be noted that he also has Corradelle Patterson on the board at 14.
[/quote] I have been saying Hankins will plummet. If the ESPN jackholes are catching on he will be in trouble. Come draft day Richardson will drop as well, getting passed over for Short and maybe even Sly.

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[img]http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/32473956.jpg[/img]
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I'd be fine.
But last year, everwhere I looked had us taking Cox. Didn't happen.

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Sheldon Richardson is very underrated. Dude is a straight up beast and fast as poo for a DT. Fast as a line backer if not faster

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I'd love at Richardson/Hunter combo.

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Somehow I don't think we draft Richardson. Just a hunch.

Would love Hunter in the 2nd.
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[quote name='Daddy Uncle' timestamp='1364487965' post='2179431']
Sheldon Richardson is very underrated. Dude is a straight up best and fast as poo for a DT. Fast as a line backer if not faster
[/quote]Partially correct, he is a great athlete, but failed to run a sub 5 40 and his split was good. Good athlete yes, elite athlete, hell no. All of his ability is a wonderful thing but his production 4 sacks, 10.5 TFL does not warrant the 14th pick for a guy who gets run over in the run game

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Don't want Richardson. Sorry, but he screams bust. He looks like he's on roller skates when you run at him.

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[quote name='Swaggasaurus' timestamp='1364488583' post='2179446']
Partially correct, he is a great athlete, but failed to run a sub 5 40 and his split was good. Good athlete yes, elite athlete, hell no. All of his ability is a wonderful thing but his production 4 sacks, 10.5 TFL does not warrant the 14th pick for a guy who gets run over in the run game
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For some reason I see Sheldon Richardson as the same type of player that Terrell McLain was for us.
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you left out that he had 75 tackles. you may not like him but that's damn impressive.

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[quote name='LinvilleGorge' timestamp='1364489003' post='2179459']
Don't want Richardson. Sorry, but he screams bust. He looks like he's on roller skates when you run at him.
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Like my post above, he is a Terrell McLain clone.

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[quote name='SCP' timestamp='1364489056' post='2179464']


Like my post above, he is a Terrell McLain clone.
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Yep. Drafting a bust in the 3rd stings a little, but drafting a bust at #14 sucks complete ass.

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[quote name='Swaggasaurus' timestamp='1364488583' post='2179446']
Partially correct, he is a great athlete, but failed to run a sub 5 40 and his split was good. Good athlete yes, elite athlete, hell no. All of his ability is a wonderful thing but his production 4 sacks, 10.5 TFL does not warrant the 14th pick for a guy who gets run over in the run game
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He also had 75 tackles leading his team which is unheard of for a DT. Plus got to the backfield constantly against the best Olines in the the country. If they kept QB pressures as a stat in college like they do in the pro's he would lead all DT in that.

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if we're going to go DT in the first couple rounds, i'd rather it be a run stuffer than a pass rusher. i just don't see richardson as being that run stuffing space hog.

tbh, i'd rather have hankins....i mean maybe not at 14, but i don't want richardson there, either.

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[quote name='Swaggasaurus' timestamp='1364488583' post='2179446']
Partially correct, he is a great athlete, but failed to run a sub 5 40 and his split was good. Good athlete yes, elite athlete, hell no. All of his ability is a wonderful thing but his production 4 sacks, 10.5 TFL does not warrant the 14th pick for a guy who gets run over in the run game
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That was at the combine. He ran again at his pro day and did a 4.81 and 4.86. Good? Elite? Depends on your definition but the guy can penatrate and is super quick for a DT.

He is very good at using his hands and seems to slip by on his initional move or use hands to redirect his opponet and then zip by them. Has an extremely, extremely high motor and you'll see him making tackles 30 yards downfield with DB and LB. Seems like whomever gets the tackle he's right there. He always played on a team where he was pretty much the only talent and played some great SEC teams.


[quote name='rayzor' timestamp='1364489444' post='2179473']
. i just don't see richardson as being that run stuffing space hog.
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That's because he's not. He's no NT and he's not great against the run. He's a really quick 3-tech DT who can put some pressure on the QB. With our trio of defensive ends a guy like this can be elite. Do you really think that Dwan Edwards is really the second best DT in the league as his stats indicated last year? No, Dwan has some talent but the fact that you almost need to double team both ends gives the DT a lot of one on one battles.

He is also easily fast enought and big enough to play outside LB in a 3-4. I know Ron likes to mix that in a lot and he'd fit in well there. He a great tackler in space.

The guy is a legit top 20 pick and despite having Dwan on a 2-year deal he'd be a great asset to the Panthers.

I know what our defense looked like before we got Dwan. It was a different animal. We need that DTpressure for our DE. Teams can handle them if we don't have crap coming up the middle but we get some pressure there, look out. In my eyes this is the single biggest reason for how much our D has improved from last year to this year.

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You were really close to making a point until you suggested Richardson could play OLB in a 3-4.

LOL

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[quote name='LinvilleGorge' timestamp='1364491925' post='2179522']
You were really close to making a point until you suggested Richardson could play OLB in a 3-4.

LOL
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Yeah, you're right there. I meant to say you can stand the guy up and drop him in coverage while only rushing three thus making in like a linebacker in a 3-4 coverage. I would not line him up at linebacker.

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Hell, he probably should just move to LB

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