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Anyone else think Vaccaro would be a terrible pick?


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

He would be a great pick. What we need is a safety who is good in coverage especially slot receivers and tight ends. He has been universally given great marks in coverage especially in man coverage. He would be a starter and instantly improve our secondary and be around for the next decade. Would I rather have star? Of course I would but I can't argue against a guy who would be better than anyone we have on our team now in the secondary.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

He would be a great pick. What we need is a safety who is good in coverage especially slot receivers and tight ends. He has been universally given great marks in coverage especially in man coverage. He would be a starter and instantly improve our secondary and be around for the next decade. Would I rather have star? Of course I would but I can't argue against a guy who would be better than anyone we have on our team now in the secondary.

agreed. a much needed and dramatic upgrade is a much needed and dramatic upgrade is a much needed and dramatic upgrade.

i'm not going to quabble or moan about a weak spot getting a big boost.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

Mediocre in coverage? Lol
Vaccaro is a cover safety, not a man in the box safety.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:24 PM

Vaccaro is a safer pick than Cyprien, but Cyprien offers more of an upside, IMO.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

I'd be happy with it. There are other players I'd like better, but there's a lot to like about Vaccaro.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:28 PM

I definitely wouldn't mind it. An instant upgrade at a position of need and a day 1 starter.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:28 PM

Would love him

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:32 PM

Phillip Thomas is just as versatile as Vaccaro and he's going the mid-rounds. I prefer Tavon Austin a 1000x over a safety who can't make tackles beyond the LOS and gets burned deep.

Interestingly enough, Thomas has the identical weaknesses but he's far superior in zone whereas Vaccaro struggles in that area.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:34 PM

Calling it right now: If Vaccaro is on the board when we are on the clock and both Star and Austin are gone...I have a feeling Gettleman is going to do everything he can to trade back.

If Vaccaro isn't our guy he is perfect trade bait ahead of the Saints. The Bengals reportedly love him and teams like the Packers have a need at safety, as well as both the 49ers and Ravens. I'd much rather trade back to any one of those teams and take Cyprien as he will likely be available still.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

Calling it right now: If Vaccaro is on the board when we are on the clock and both Star and Austin are gone...I have a feeling Gettleman is going to do everything he can to trade back.

If Vaccaro isn't our guy he is perfect trade bait ahead of the Saints. The Bengals reportedly love him and teams like the Packers have a need at safety, as well as both the 49ers and Ravens. I'd much rather trade back to any one of those teams and take Cyprien as he will likely be available still.

^This

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

Phillip Thomas is just as versatile as Vaccaro and he's going the mid-rounds. I prefer Tavon Austin a 1000x over a safety who can't make tackles beyond the LOS and gets burned deep.

Interestingly enough, Thomas has the identical weaknesses but he's far superior in zone whereas Vaccaro struggles in that area.


The Panthers will not be drafting Tavon Austin.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

I would hate it, the team would play him at SS and with his tackling technique issues, I just don't like that at 14. Bad angles, shooting uncontrolled into the backfield, going high for tackles and not wrapping up..... ehhhhh........

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:42 PM

The Panthers will not be drafting Tavon Austin.


My point is I would draft anyone but Vaccaro at 14th. He's the one prospect that I don't want. I'm good with Floyd, Allen, Hopkins, Warmack, etc but I can't stand Vaccaro.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

My point is I would draft anyone but Vaccaro at 14th. He's the one prospect that I don't want. I'm good with Floyd, Allen, Hopkins, Warmack, etc but I can't stand Vaccaro.

Pretty much this. The scenario I'm hoping most for is a trade back, and to argue Gettleman's philosophy, the idea of having a dollar could still apply if we had more picks to try to address more issues: in that way, the entire draft class could end up being a dollar if we had more bandaids to address more wounds. I understand the need for secondary help, but I don't think Vaccaro is the guy and if no offensive or defensive linemen are available worthy of the #14, I think more picks helps us in the long run.

Either way, under no circumstance do I advocate trading any picks from next year's draft for this year. We really need to start having full draft classes again.