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A little background on AJ Klein...

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I liked the pick, and hope he continues the tradition of strong Panthers linebackers.

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I saw Iowa State this year in a few games and they had an underrated defense.

 

They had a stud CB whose name escapes me and Klein...both of those guys were in on what seemed like every play.

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just the kind of thing i was wanting to hear and was expecting.

 

we'll be glad we drafted him.

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I saw Iowa State this year in a few games and they had an underrated defense.

 

They had a stud CB whose name escapes me and Klein...both of those guys were in on what seemed like every play.

 

The CB you were thinking of was probably Jeremy Reeves.  He could have gone to any school he wanted if he wasn't 5'7".  We gave him a shot and he was an absolute lockdown corner for us for 3 years.  Ball never went his way.  It's fun watching a 5'7" guy completely lock down a 6'3" receiver.

 

Also when you are 5'7" it allows you to do awesome stuff like this:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ_ZEbcwCWk

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Sounds good, though to be fair I wasn't one of the folks critical of the pick,

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Thank you for the warm, fuzzy feeling.  Hope he is as productive and consistent in the NFL as he was for the Cyclones.  Seems like he is the high-character type player that the Panthers aim for.

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Thank you for the warm, fuzzy feeling.  Hope he is as productive and consistent in the NFL as he was for the Cyclones.  Seems like he is the high-character type player that the Panthers aim for.

 

You hit the nail on the head there.  He was the player going above and beyond and really meshing with the community.  He was the guy going to the local hospitals, the high school games, and coming out to the tailgate lots after the game to sign autographs and shoot the s***. 

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He also played all three LB positions in college. I dont understand how anyone could think that LB depth isnt a huge need for us. When was the last time we ended a season with three healthy starting LB's? Love the pick.

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I wasn't really against our draft it's just funny as hell that we drafted another LB/RB

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He also played all three LB positions in college. I dont understand how anyone could think that LB depth isnt a huge need for us. When was the last time we ended a season with three healthy starting LB's? Love the pick.

 

Duh, can't believe I forgot to mention that.  We were plagued by injury in the LB core.  He was originally a Will LB, but was forced to switch to ILB when we had our starter there go out with a broken leg, he then filled in at SAM when another LB was out with extended shoulder problems.  He's a prototypical ILB, but has the speed to fill in if necessary.  He's also hugely underrated in coverage in my opinion although I'm incredibly biased. ;)

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He was coached by Paul Rhoads?

 

I'm in.

 

(I'm a huge fan of Paul Rhoads.)

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