Icege's Final Mock Draft
Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:54 AM
2. Jonathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International
4. Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
5. Sanders Commings, DB, Georgia
6. Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State
The current regime has made it clear that their draft philosophy is BPA, BPA, BPA. Hurney drafted for need, sometimes taking two at the same position in case he missed the first time (see: McClain/Fua, LaFell/Gettis, Clausen/Pike, etc). Gettleman has addressed needs through free agency (which fortunately for the Panthers, is a buyer's market this season). With that said, if Chance Warmack is still available, I would be very surprised to see the team pass up on him. They took a LB at #9 last year with our LB starters being Beason, Anderson, and Davis. I don't think that there is any reason NOT to draft a top-5 player that happens to be available at #14 because some feel that the position does not impact the team. Ever since Duke Robinson didn't pan out, the RG position has been a sieve (with the exception of Schwarz's time at the position). Warmack would be a huge addition to the line.
I'm well aware that Cyprien will likely sneak into the back end of the 1st round, but this is my mock draft so he'll be there when the Panthers pick in the 2nd. I'm sure that the resident Miss Cleo's will still have to express how their crystal ball told them that he for sure won't be there in the 2nd.
Akeem Spence is one of the DTs that the team has brought in to speak with. The position requires depth and Spence also has another attribute that will raise his value in the staffs eyes: flexibility. Not physical, but in the ability to drop back into coverage as well as line up anywhere on the line.
Commings could play at safety, but is also the large bodied CB that Rivera seems to prefer (ie: Cromartie, Cason, Jammer). He picked up Josh Norman last year, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Commings come on board as well. He's already visited with the team, which is a good sign for him that there is interest.
Marquess Wilson I still think would be a huge addition to the WRs. He's at his best during jump balls and with Cam's tendency to send them high, it would be a natural fit. He was originally a 2nd round WR until issues with Mike Leach arose. With the recent signings of Hixon and Ginn I find it difficult to believe we draft a WR early (unless Hopkins is available in the 2nd while Cyprien and/or Swearinger are not), but taking a gamble on one in the 6th wouldn't hurt.
Posted 13 April 2013 - 07:11 PM
i could care less about the rest of the draft
Most ideal for me would be trade back and end up with
Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:22 PM
Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:40 PM