Tyler Vagyler's Final Mock Draft
Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:39 PM
Round 1: Keenan Allen, WR, California
The Panthers have made it obvious they are looking to draft a WR in this draft. It's also clear Keenan Allen has a few connections to the organization. And, in my opinion, it's not far-fetched to label Allen has the best WR in this year's draft. He doesn't have the hype that you'd get with Tavon Austin or Cordarrelle Patterson but he does have the skill. Allen is a big, physical receiver who is known for precise route running and great catching ability. The Panthers desperately need to find a current #2 WR that will replace Smith as our top guy down the road. Keenan Allen would be the ideal player for this team. He is as safe of a pick as Luke was last season.
Round 2: Matt Elam, S, Florida
There has been a lack of fear from our opponents' offenses in recent years. Bringing in a guy like Elam would change that. Known as an explosiveness hitter who has a knack for breaking up plays, Matt Elam is exactly what this defense needs. Let's put some fear in these WRs and make them second guess about hitting that route across the middle.
Round 3: Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
I'll admit, it's a bit of a stretch to say Slay will still be on the board in the middle of the third round. However, with the high number of solid CBs in this draft there is a small chance he slips down to us in our newly acquired third round pick. Darius Slay stole the show at the NFL combine and reminded people that Jonathan Banks wasn't the only CB torturing opponents at Mississippi State. At 6', Slay is a nice sized CB with blazing speed who is also known for his versatility in coverage and ability to stop the run.
Round 4: Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida
Xavier Nixon is one of the most skilled offensive lineman in this draft, however he lacks consistency. Despite this negative characteristic, Nixon comes with tons experience against top defensive lineman in the country. The Panthers should not expect him to walk in as a starter day 1, though the ceiling is extremely high for Nixon. Sitting behind Gross for a season would do him wonders.
I won't bother to do the rest of the draft because there's no telling who will be available.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:52 PM
Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:18 PM
Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:34 PM
Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:36 PM
Elam should be there at 44. Teams are hesitant on him because of his height.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:14 PM
Would rather go Hunter at WR, as I dont see Allen being much better, if any from, Lafell and Hixon. Hunter has a higher ceiling and brings that over the top long rangy WR we are missing.
Not a fan of short DB's. We need to go DT in the 2nd imo.
Id give this draft a B.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:26 PM
In personal fouls.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:03 AM
Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:41 AM
GREAT MOCK! But I dont think Elam is going to be there at 44. I hope to God that Elam is there at 44, bc he's my favorite safety in this class. My overall favorite player in the beginning of last season was Eric Reid, but he did nothing spectacular. Elam or Cyprien in this draft and its a A+ draft for me. WE NEED SAFETY HELP!
Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks Elam is the best in this class.
Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:28 PM
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