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Carolina Panthers select LB AJ Klein.

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#41 carolina-chuck

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

LB depth was a need. Not wowed by the pick. Incredibly meh. Solid, smart player who could possibly step in if any of our LBs get hurt. Basically Dan Connor 2.0. (Not saying that because he's white but becaus eof what he means to the team.)

But that's just because I really want Rogers a ton haha.


Roger will be our 6th rd

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

Guess cam is just gonna have to learn to throw himself the ball

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

Like the player but other than BPA, I don't like the pick one bit.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

Helps with depth and special teams. Making our roster better top to bottom, no?

#45 Keith Moons Liver

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

In the 5th round I am happy with anyone who can make the roster and contribute. He sounds like a solid player.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

At least our first round was fuging beastly.

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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!

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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.



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