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2014 Draft Positions of Need.

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I'm not sure if any of the top 3 OTs (Matthews, Lewan, and Kouandjio) will fall out the top 12. Teams are OTs hungry these days. Matthews and Lewan would've been 1st rounders ahead of guys like Fluker, Johnson and Pugh if had entered the draft.

Assuming if we're anywhere better than picking before the top 15 picks, we might have no luck at one of those three guys. But, we could settle for a quality Guard like Cyril Richardson or Gabe Jackson. Also, from now til next year draft some guys from nowhere could put themselves up there with the rest of the notables.

If anything, lets hope that some the DTs (Nix,etc) and Corners push the OTs down.

 

Not a chance in hell Matthews or Kouandjio go before Lane Johnson in last years Draft.  Matthews because he's never played LT in college, CK because he's not nearly as good....

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Not a chance in hell Matthews or Kouandjio go before Lane Johnson in last years Draft. Matthews because he's never played LT in college, CK because he's not nearly as good....

I bet my left ball that Matthews and Lewan would've went ahead of Johnson. Matthews was probably the better OT at A&M last season too. Johnson was a projected 2nd rounder "until" Matthews and Lewan decided to return back to college. Other wise he would've been a late 1st.

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I really hope we're not in position to Draft Roby. He's likely a top 10 pick. Has every skill necessary to be a shutdown Corner, just needs to refine his technique pressing and jamming WRs at the line, and learn to get his head around so he's not so grabby down field.

I hope we don't pick in the top 10 too. The kid is probably a top7 pick if he plays well this season. He reminds me very much of Antoine Winfield.

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WR and Oline have to be the top two needs. Need to get a starting caliber Left Tackle and a few wr's that are able to come in and play with Cam from day 1.  A future WR 1 / current wr 2 and a slot and a few backups. Lafell hasn't shown enough to be brought back as anything more then a 3rd/4th option. Anything over that and he's being over paid. 

 

 

On Defense, possibly another rotation DE (If Hardy isn't brought back) and definitely a few DB's. 

 

 

All together the Panther's need a LT, RT, a few WR, a few CB, SS.  Possibly a DE. 

 

 

Those are all positions that are extremely weak on the Panther's right now. 

 

 

 

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First 3 rounds.  LT,RT,G

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I bet my left ball that Matthews and Lewan would've went ahead of Johnson. Matthews was probably the better OT at A&M last season too. Johnson was a projected 2nd rounder "until" Matthews and Lewan decided to return back to college. Other wise he would've been a late 1st.

 

He was a mid to late first when he came out, and wen he killed the Senior Bowl and Combine it shot him up the draft board.  I'll agree Matthews is better then Joeckel, but Johnson's upside is unreal.  Johnson would have gone ahead of Matthews just for the fact that he's played LT at a high level in College already....

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He was a mid to late first when he came out, and wen he killed the Senior Bowl and Combine it shot him up the draft board. I'll agree Matthews is better then Joeckel, but Johnson's upside is unreal. Johnson would have gone ahead of Matthews just for the fact that he's played LT at a high level in College already....

I'm not taking anything from Lane but IMO Lane wouldn't have been the no.4 pick if Matthews and/or Lewan had entered.

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First 3 rounds. LT,RT,G

I could live with that.

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I'm in no way worried about DE if Hardy leaves. I believe that DE is a position of "the next man up". You can take a guy in the lower rounds and groom him into the starting role. Which we have done with Frank Alexander. Unless we're in position to take Clowney, ill wait till the 3rd, 4th, or add a FA DE.

I've been against taking an OT for the last two drafts. This is the time to add one. Not last year, not the year before that, but now.

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Cyril Richardson, OG Baylor #68

Gabe Jackson, OG Miss. St. #61

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