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Not totally Panther related, but, I was looking through some archives from their head "scout" Matt Miller, and it is rather funny reading over his grades.


Ryan Tannehill, Quarterback, Texas A&M

The Dolphins needed a quarterback, but not this one. Tannehill is a reach at No. 8 and could be the final straw that breaks the camel's back in terms of Jeff Ireland's job security. 

Tannehill is a great guy and a very good athlete, but as a quarterback, he's just OK. We don't like this pick, at all.

Grade: F


Luke Kuechly, Inside Linebacker, Boston College

The Panthers needed to go defense, but the smarter pick would have been Stephon Gilmore (CB, South Carolina) or a defensive tackle. The fact that they drafted an inside linebacker has us shaking our heads in the B/R war room.

Kuechly is a good athlete, but the huge gap at defensive tackle won't help this catch-and-tackle type linebacker who lacks the strength to take on blockers and make plays.

Grade: D


Bruce Irvin, Defensive End, West Virginia

Well...this isn't good.

The Seattle Seahawks made the Miami Dolphins' reach for Ryan Tannehill at No. 8 overall look like a good pick. Bruce Irvin was graded as a third-round pick. Drafted at No. 15? That's a huge mistake.

The Seahawks also reached last year with James Carpenter at the end of Round 1, and they did it again here with Bruce Irvin. They obviously like Irvin a lot, but they could have traded back to get him.

Grade: F- 


Quinton Coples, Defensive End, North Carolina

Quinton Coples' picture above rightly sums up my feelings on this pick.

Coples will fill a need, but with guys like Courtney Upshaw and Melvin Ingram still on the board, the Jets should have addressed the outside linebacker position over the five-technique defensive end.

Coples has amazing athletic potential, but he plays with horrible effort and has questionable football IQ. For a team with a poor reputation and focus already, this is a bad, bad fit.

Grade: F


Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

The Browns made a defensive move by trading up one spot to make sure that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could not draft Trent Richardson. With so many picks in this year's class, thanks to the trade with the Atlanta Falcons last year, the Browns were able to sacrifice three late-round picks to move up and get the best back in this class.

You might hear that this is too high for a running back. It's not.

Grade: A+


Grade: D


The Seahawks received our lowest Round 1 grade for their reach to grab Bruce Irvin at No. 15 overall. They messed up again in Round 3 with Russell Wilson after having signed Matt Flynn this offseason. Neither pick makes much sense to us.

Bobby Wagner and Robert Turbin saved the Seattle draft, but two of its first three picks were just bad.



Still laughing at all of it. I am going to go back later and look at the 2011 grades as well. Yikes.

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Selections: QB Cam Newton, DT Terrell McClain, DT Sione Fua

The Panthers reached for Newton, in our opinion, and drafted a player not ready to lead in the NFL right away. Newton was a one-year starter at Auburn and will struggle to adapt to the NFL game early on in his career.

Without a second-round pick due to a 2011 trade with the Patriots, the Panthers are left waiting until Round 3 to find a defensive tackle to anchor a very young defensive line.

Terrell McClain is a good option as a three-technique defensive tackle.

Sione Fua is a nose tackle in a 3-4 defense. He will be able to line up next to McClain and give the Panthers a solid one-two punch at tackle.

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Anyone that still uses slideshows to up their page count should be blown up in the next Michael Bay film.

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i remember a bleacher report article a couple years ago that predicted pete carroll and jim harbaugh would only last 3 years tops with their teams and that raheem morris would lead the bucs to a super bowl within 5 years

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Keep in mind I get REALLY bored at work sometimes. Well before the start of last season I watched the BR NFC South preview video. (Having watched everything else.) This turd was on a panel of 3. Don't remember who the other guy was that agreed with him but when they got to the Panthers he made a snide comment about Luke not deserving DROY. Other guy jumped in and they kinda did the whole "Don't even get me started on that topic" 

So basically everything that comes out of this guys mouth is a bunch of poo.

I tend to look at sites like BR and Walterfootball just to get exposure to names that I didn't know about, not actually see who is projected to us in later rounds. 

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I mean anyone can write an article there.


You. Me.


That's why it sucks, there are few consistent, quality contributions.

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In fairness to the BR:


Many Huddlers were irate when we drafted Kuechly. 

At the time,there were statements made that many on here probably agreed with.


20/20 hindsight. 


I was upset when we drafted Jon Beason.  I got excited when we nabbed Dwayne Jarrett in the second round.  And I was certiain I knew the needs and market.



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Everyone is totally wrong sometimes. This is not exclusive to BR, a place where the average Joe can have their opinions published. Just like the Huddle has good posters and bad posters, the BR has good writers and bad writers---great analysts and terrible analysts.  You have to pick and choose what has value to you, and disregard the rest (kind of like choosing threads). Even still, sometimes knowledgeable people can totally whiff on scouting prospects and projections. It's just the nature of the beast.

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