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#1 ElkinPanthersFan

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:44 PM

Posted ImageKevinW_ESPN @Kevin Weidl
Kuechly 164 tackles as a rookie. Put Star in front of him and it's scary how good he can be in years to come.

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New Panthers general manager David Gettleman waited less than 30 seconds before sending in the card to draft his first pick since taking over in Carolina.Carolina has a promising defensive line now with Greg Hardy, Charles Johnson and Lotulelei taking three of the four spots.
This pick helps correct the error of 2011 when the Panthers reached for need by drafting Terrell McClain and Sione Fua in the third round. Lotulelei's selection was anything but a reach. He could prove to be a huge bargain.

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The @Panthers get a solid interior defender in Star Lotulelei. He could solidify the defensive front vs run.

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Panthers add Star Lotulelei to a suddenly solid defensive front seven


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:51 PM

Keek for defensive player of the year. Try to run on our defense. Aint happening

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

So fugging pumped!!!

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:54 PM

Don't forget our edge rushers too.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:55 PM

this defense is gonna be fugin fun as hell to watch.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:55 PM

Yeah I noticed just how fast they turned in the card when it was their turn to pick. Only team I saw to turn in the card anywhere near that fast. Gettleman knew who he wanted and he wasn't even going to bother waiting around for a trade offer either.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:56 PM

2013 NFL Draft Individual Grades:

14. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah: A Grade

I think Sharrif Floyd would have been a better pick because A) he's a superior pass-rusher and B) he doesn't have any sort of health concerns. But this is still a great pick for the Panthers because they needed tons of help on the interior of their defensive line. Star Lotulelei would have gone in the top 10 if smarter teams were drafting there, so Carolina is reaping the benefits, much like other smarter teams will in the second half of the draft.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:02 PM

@NFL_ATL: Lotulelei gives Panthers a nasty-looking line http://t.co/jEb7uehan7

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:06 PM

The suddenly strong front seven, instantly upgrades the entire secondary.

Quick CB's will have opportunities now.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:08 PM

Yeah I noticed just how fast they turned in the card when it was their turn to pick. Only team I saw to turn in the card anywhere near that fast. Gettleman knew who he wanted and he wasn't even going to bother waiting around for a trade offer either.


BUT BUT WHY DIDN'T WE TRY TO TRADE DOWN?!

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

Need a S or a CB and we could be solid on defense.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:19 PM

Who preformed better - Campbell or our young CB's?

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:25 PM

If Beason comes back healthy, we're gonna wreck Havoc!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:29 PM

The suddenly strong front seven, instantly upgrades the entire secondary.

Quick CB's will have opportunities now.


I'd say he improves the rush D.

Carolina already averaged the most pressures per defensive snap last year. He doesn't make that pass rush better.

We still desperately need talent in the secondary.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:39 PM

I think he's gonna be a better Pass Rusher in the NFL than he was in Utah if only because of his supporting cast (Johnson, Hardy, Edwards.) He got 5 sacks last season despite being doubled or tripled a lot.

Whatever the case I fuging LOVE our Run D right now.


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