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Alright so here is my first crack at figuring out which direction the Panthers should go now that the college season is over and bowl games have yet to start.  

 

- Coming into the season we knew the biggest problem areas were WR, OL, and CB.  They still remain the biggest problems as Smitty is getting older, LaFell is more complimentary than anything, Ginn has been a nice addition, but other than his speed he doesn't provide a lot other than dropping balls put in his lap.  

- The right side of the OL is an absolute mess, Bell is not worthy of starting, they're rotating in Chandler, former DT, and Chris Scott, a journeyman.  Hopefully Silatolu comes back healthy and even more improved as he started showing signs of being a dominant guard before his injury.  Gross is getting older as well and getting his successor is important.

- Not much to say about our CBs, highlighted by Mighty Mouse Captain Munnerlyn and he's not really the guy you want people to think of when you hear "Carolina's Corner Backs."

 

Now to the meat and potatoes. With their first pick of the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select....

 

1. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, FSU

 

 

Big, strong, receiver.  Great at high pointing the ball and catching it over everyone else, he would make a great target for Cam that needs to just get the ball up near him so he can haul it down.  Cam gets a weapon in the form a 6' 5" 230 lb receiver, should be satisfying enough.

 

In the 2nd round of the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...

 

70 La'el Collins, OT, LSU

 

Some think that he will end up being a guard at the NFL level, however, from what I've seen not only does he pack a punch in the run game, he has surprisingly light feet and good awareness to play Tackle at the next level.  Unheralded player from LSU where a lot of attention has been focused on Mettenburger and the Receivers, but Collins is every bit just as good.  Helps bolster our OLine and give Cam time to throw.

 

In the 3rd round, the Carolina Panthers select...

 

27 Victor Hampton, CB, USC

 

Local kid so you know the he's probably already on the Panthers radar.  Solid CB whos name is rising as one of the best in the SEC, would be immediate help to a group that is simply sub-standard.

 

In the 4th Round of the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...

 

86 CJ Fiedorowicz

 

 

I'm being a little biased with this pick, one of my favorites from this upcoming class.  Big, powerful blocker with soft hands that can catch.  Effectively replacing Hartsock who is a great blocker, but doesn't help us in the pass game.  Figured since we had quite a bit of success with the 2 TE set Cam's rookie year, why not try to go back to that.

 

In the 5th round of the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...

 

21 Tre Mason, RB, Auburn

 

In the likelihood that both DeAngelo and Stewart are cut in the offseason we will need to pick up another back as we would have Tolbert and Barner left on the current roster.  We get another Auburn connection with Tre, who is shifty enough to get through holes, but still powerful enough to go through tackles.  Added bonus, we can get De La Soul to perform at half times next season. 

 

No 6th round picks

 

 

In the 7th round, continue to bolster problem areas with:

John Urschel, OG, Penn St.

-Winner of the Campbell Trophy or the Academic Heisman, Urschel is one of the smartest people to step foot on the field this season. 

Carrington Byndom, CB, Texas

-Add a little more depth to the CB position, hes not particularly big or strong, but has good agility and coordination to merit some decision to draft him in the later rounds.

 

 

As always, questions, comments, snide remarks, and asshattery is welcomed and encouraged.

 

Forever yours,

BBB

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love the first pick. haven't viewed the other players but I agree with the order of going wr,rt,cb in first three rounds

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looks great.  I agree with the three biggest needs are those positions, but I'm most interested in what order we draft them.....

 

the best part about this years draft is that the Panthers 3 biggest need areas are extremely deep if everyone comes out that is expected to. 

 

 

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Couldn't Kelvin be had in the 2nd?

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I'd be very happy with Justin Gilbert and either Evans or Benjamin with our first two picks. I really have no idea where exactly each of them are supposed to go though.

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Couldn't Kelvin be had in the 2nd?

 

Not where we'll be drafting. His stock is rising though. He completely destroyed Purifoy (one of the nations top DBs) two weeks ago.

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Couldn't Kelvin be had in the 2nd?


Might not even be available when we pick in the first.

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Couldn't Kelvin be had in the 2nd?

Right now he's about a low first, high second guy

 

 

I'd be very happy with Justin Gilbert and either Evans or Benjamin with our first two picks. I really have no idea where exactly each of them are supposed to go though.

 

Doubtful Evans will be there in the bottom half of the first, Gilbert could also be a very real possibility with our first, I just happened to go offense heavy

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Right now he's about a low first, high second guy

 

 

 

Doubtful Evans will be there in the bottom half of the first, Gilbert could also be a very real possibility with our first, I just happened to go offense heavy

 

 

Wow, guess things have changed a lot since the last time I looked into it. Evans was a late 1st, Gilbert & Kelvin could've been legitimate picks with out late 2nd.

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Wow, guess things have changed a lot since the last time I looked into it. Evans was a late 1st, Gilbert & Kelvin could've been legitimate picks with out late 2nd.

 

Yeah, things have definitely changed since then. Evans is considered a top 15 pick now, and Kelvin is being considered as a top 25 player.

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Yeah Gilbert's stock has skyrocketed during the last month, everybody views him a first round guy now. I feel like he will move into the top half of round 1 and be the 2nd CB off the board, jumping Olomu and Verrett. Benjamin has moved to that late first area, but it will be tough for him to move much higher, too much of a boom/bust. I don't see the Tre Mason hype train downgrading to late round status.

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i do not have to make a mock now, because your first 3 picks was exactly what i was going to do. im going back to the board to see what i can do, lmao.good job.

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Like the first three picks, and the bottom, but there is no way Tre Mason falls to the fifth- he's slated to go in the second. Not a fan of the CJ pick, but otherwise good mock. 

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carolina will have addressed their holes prior to the draft and will draft BPA. and quite possibly OL in round one, DB round 2.  Wont have alot to choose from in round one when you are picking #32. :)

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We should either double up on WR or OT in the early rounds. It served us pretty well this year.

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I think Mason will be a 2nd rounder.

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