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Carolina Panthers select LB AJ Klein.

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#46 Sloth

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

At least our first round was fuging beastly.

#47 Promethean Forerunner

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

Rogers has major off the field issues. I don't think that he's even on the board.


I'm starting to believe that. The Patriots and Bengals freakin' ignored Rogers.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

I like the pick. Not the biggest need but he is a pretty good player. Gives us great depth at the position and he can step into the starting lineup if need be.

Here is a little scouting report from him.

http://www.nationalf...ml&player=49659


SUMMARY - Klein first stood out during the East West Shrine Game practices as a very good athlete capable of running sideline to sideline to make plays. He has a perfect body for the middle linebacker position in the NFL, and he has much better movement skills than advertised. Athletically, he is capable of doing it all and will make for a very good pick by a team in the middle of the draft. With very good first step quickness and strong recognition skills, he locates the ball well and does a good job of getting to it. Teams will have to coach up his tackling ability as he has a bad habit of dropping his head and taking his eyes off of his target. He also can tackle too high and the combination leads to a lot of missed tackles. He also has a tendency to over-pursue a play and take himself out of the play by being too aggressive while out in space. He has great instincts and can decipher information quickly to sniff out run versus pass. He is a much better blitzer than pure pass rusher, as he doesn't bend well and is much better using his first step quickness to surprise offensive linemen and quarterbacks. Klein has a great feel for zone coverage and does a very good job of taking the right level of drop, keeping his eyes on the quarterback and closing on balls thrown in front of him. He displays a very good back pedal and can quickly get out of his pedal to make plays on the ball. He isn't a strong man coverage defender because he doesn't change direction well and tends to lose ground against speedier players. He is a leader, the kind of player you want in the middle of your defense because of his toughness, intelligence and desire to compete. Overall he warrants consideration in the early part of the third-round by any team looking for a leader type on their defense and special teams.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:50 PM

To hell with Cam Newton and the offense!

#50 carolina-chuck

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:50 PM

ST player, added depth at LB, and a potential long term answer. Klein is a very very good LB.

#51 ARSEN

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:50 PM

Drafting UT in 1st, 3-4 DE in 2nd and 3-4 LB in 5th.... hmmm, switching to 3-4?

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:51 PM

Why would this pick surprise anyone when we have two starting linebackers who've spent half their careers out with injury?

#53 CharlottePanther

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:51 PM

What in the actual fug.


Lol busted out laughing reading your "actual" fug for some reason

#54 Frizzy350

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:51 PM

Probably preparing to cut ties with Beason after this season. Need dat cash for Hardy and Cam.

Seriously though we've had arguably the worst STs in the league for almost a decade, why we mad we are improving a huge area of need?

#55 carolina-chuck

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

Forgot all about the kid. Can't believe he's still on the board this late.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

Drafting UT in 1st, 3-4 DE in 2nd and 3-4 LB in 5th.... hmmm, switching to 3-4?


lol wut? We got a 4-3 DT/NT in the 1st, 4-3 UT in the 2nd, and I dunno what scheme Klein best fits just going off his measurables he fits MLB in 4-3.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

Backup for Keek and Phillips' replacement. Was rated the 4th ILB.

Don't mind it. IMO, the weakest pick of the draft because of the lack of need but good depth.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

With the amount of holes we have on this team he decides to take a back up lb that won't see any pt except on st maybe or injuries I just don't understand this pick seems like an awfully stupid selection

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

I'm calling it now rodgers doesn't get drafted

#60 CharlottePanther

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

He gots guns..

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