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2014 Draft | Core Players

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 Picks based on CBS prospect ranking | http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings

 

Offensive LineThe Carolina Panthers are getting younger, and filling key position on the roster for a smash mouth pro style offense like Seattle & 49rs. The middle of the O-line will be anchored by the pro bowl C-Kalil who is a master technician in the run & pass game. Amini & Kugbilla provides the guard combo that has the size, strength,& athletic ability to create true run gaps, and ability to pass protect. Byron Bell provides the most experience at the Tackle position, and his strength is also in the run game. The draft will provide us another tackle that can win the LT position in the off-season, or start at the RT.

 

Run Game | The run game has been the foundation for the Panther's Offense since the franchise was founded. Recent years have shown decline in the run game due to OL, injures, and passing league, yet the Panthers still manged to be in top 12 in 2013. Panthers philosophy is to play hard nose football and the running game will get a boost with the return of a healthy Stewart in the off-season training along with a younger OL. Mike Tolbert is the Swiss knife of the Panthers playing special team, short-yardage, screens, & goal line plays that produced 7 TD's for the offense. The Backfield Co. provides players with special niche in the offense that will be relied heavily on in the 2014 season. 

 

Passing Game | This unit is in rebuilding mode anchored by TE Greg Olsen, whose production have gone up ever year. Jason Avant and Cotchery provides veteran leadership, reliable target and lost production in FA. The coaches and FO believes that we don't need  a true # 1 WR but instead committee that can produce. The 2014 draft is a deep WR class that will allow the Panther's to draft  starting  WRs that can work outside and provide red-zone target. 

 

Defense | This unit finished # 2 and will improve in 2014 with experienced gained by the younger players. Key addition of Cason, Harper, and Decouds provides experience, veteran leadership, and size for the back-field. In addition, the help of younger DB and the draft will allow  Defense to become  more balanced on the front and back end.

 

 

1. OT- Cyrus Kouandjio | http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/cyrus-kouandjio?id=2543482

 

2. WR- Jordan Matthews | http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jordan-matthews?id=2543500

 

3. OT- Antonio Richardson | http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/antonio-richardson?id=2543508

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I can dig it.

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Cam Newton

Luke Kuechly

Greg Hardy

Star Lotulelei

That is the core. Ideally they'd like to add a LT to that list. Everyone else is expendable.

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Too good to be true.

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Too good to be true.

If we get Cyrus & Jordan 1-2 I won't give a fug the rest of the way.

But I bet Cyrus goes top 15. Everyone is taking about him sliding but he's too good. Someone will snag him.

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I would be very happy with this draft.....

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Cam Newton

Luke Kuechly

Greg Hardy

Star Lotulelei

That is the core. Ideally they'd like to add a LT to that list. Everyone else is expendable.

 

Really?  You wouldn't consider Kalil as a core player?

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Really? You wouldn't consider Kalil as a core player?

QB

DE

LT

DT

MLB

In my opinion those are the 5 most important positions in order. Kalil is a top 5 Center but that isn't as key a position as others. Plus he's right at 30 years old & has a very big cap number. He will likely be a casualty in 2-3 years unless he takes a big pay cut. Especially if Silatolu & Kugbilla pan out & the tackle positions have been solidified.

Dave doesn't play games. The days of great Panthers playing into their twilight while making big money are gone. Better get used to rooting for the team & not individual players.

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QB

DE

LT

DT

MLB

In my opinion those are the 5 most important positions in order. Kalil is a top 5 Center but that isn't as key a position as others. Plus he's right at 30 years old & has a very big cap number. He will likely be a casualty in 2-3 years unless he takes a big pay cut. Especially if Silatolu & Kugbilla pan out & the tackle positions have been solidified.

Dave doesn't play games. The days of great Panthers playing into their twilight while making big money are gone. Better get used to rooting for the team & not individual players.

 

Just turned 29. 

 

Just like baseball   Up the middle is highly important.   Give Cam a crappy center or even a adequate center the Offense Fails.  Kalil is arguably the best center in the game.  EVEN at 29.  Jeff Saturday played at a Pro Bowl level until he was 36. 

 

The argument is whether he will be a cap casualty next year.  NOT A CHANCE.  We'll do everything we can to keep him beyond that time period too.  Whether we make him the top center again, I highly doubt it.   But Kalil will retire as a Panther.  PERIOD

 

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Just turned 29.

Just like baseball Up the middle is highly important. Give Cam a crappy center or even a adequate center the Offense Fails. Kalil is arguably the best center in the game. EVEN at 29. Jeff Saturday played at a Pro Bowl level until he was 36.

The argument is whether he will be a cap casualty next year. NOT A CHANCE. We'll do everything we can to keep him beyond that time period too. Whether we make him the top center again, I highly doubt it. But Kalil will retire as a Panther. PERIOD

Jeff Saturday SUCKED when he made the Pro Bowl at 36. It was a fan vote retirement bs that got him there. He was one of the worst centers in football that year & got benched by GB.

Kalil did get hurt & he missed 2012, & the offense was better without him than it was this year with him.

He will not be a Panther unless he takes a pay cut. He makes $12mil in '15 & I bet Dave pushes hard to lower that number. In '16 he is due $11mil with only $5mil in dead money. He will be a 31 year old OL with a history of serious leg injuries. I GUARANTEE he will get cut or take a massive cut at that point.

He is not the best center. There are 2-3 guys who are clearly better & another 2-3 who are just as good.

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Jeff Saturday SUCKED when he made the Pro Bowl at 36. It was a fan vote retirement bs that got him there. He was one of the worst centers in football that year & got benched by GB.

Kalil did get hurt & he missed 2012, & the offense was better without him than it was this year with him.

He will not be a Panther unless he takes a pay cut. He makes $12mil in '15 & I bet Dave pushes hard to lower that number. In '16 he is due $11mil with only $5mil in dead money. He will be a 31 year old OL with a history of serious leg injuries. I GUARANTEE he will get cut or take a massive cut at that point.

He is not the best center. There are 2-3 guys who are clearly better & another 2-3 who are just as good.

 

Care to name those centers then?

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I am not sure we can bank on Kugzilla for anything....at least I do not.

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