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Panthers very interested in OT Brandon Thomas

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Who's saying he's shooting up the rankings?  Maybe the Panthers are very interested in him in the 5th or 6th round.

 

The panthers did reach for kugbilla though. So if he's projected 5th or 6th. I'm worried the panthers may reach.

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The panthers did reach for kugbilla though. So if he's projected 5th or 6th. I'm worried the panthers may reach.

 

A reach by what standard? Preliminary? Kugbila hasn't even played a down in a regular season game yet. Draft discussions are over. Now it is about production. He could end up as anything from a bust to a hall of famer at this point. No one has a clue.

 

I wouldn't worry about "reaching." Gettleman has already stressed that his tactic is BPA. Plus I would rather take a chance on a reach in the 4th than in Rounds 1-3.

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lol aren't you one of the posters who viciously attacked anyone who liked arguably the best WR prospect in last year's class in keenan allen because his 40 time was "slow"...?

Viciously attacked? LOL!!!

Did I have serious concerns after he ran a time most TEs would be disappointed in? Absolutely!

I didn't want him in the 2nd because of it and told everyone there was no way he'd go in the 2nd. He didn't. If the draft was done over, he would've probably gone in the 1st.

IMO, the value of the combine is to validate what the game tape shows. Is that guy really as fast as he looks? Do we need to go back and re-evaluate a guy because the numbers didn't line up with what we saw? But, measuring out well does not make a guy a football player, it makes him an athlete. When a guy looks fast on film and then runs fast in workouts, you can safely assume he is fast. When film makes you question a guy's speed and then he runs slow, you can safely assume he is slow. I was wrong about Keenan Allen, but he is the exception, not the rule and that slow 40 is why he went in the 3rd round. Had he ran in the 4.5s he would've likely been a high 2nd rounder.

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A reach by what standard? Preliminary? Kugbila hasn't even played a down in a regular season game yet. Draft discussions are over. Now it is about production. He could end up as anything from a bust to a hall of famer at this point. No one has a clue.

 

I wouldn't worry about "reaching." Gettleman has already stressed that his tactic is BPA. Plus I would rather take a chance on a reach in the 4th than in Rounds 1-3.

 

Kugbilla was a gifted developmental player. When a developmental player doesn't play or practice his rookie season there is reason to expect the worst case scenario.

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Hopeful for the Alabama kid to fall, but I'm not holding my breath. Past him there's nothing to be overly excited about because they all have flaws.

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Name a prospect that doesn't have a flaw.

 

Exactly.  Then you have guys like former Wake Forest LB Aaron Curry who is labeled as a can't miss prospect and the "safest pick in the draft" and ends up going #4 overall and... BUUUUUUUUST!!!

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