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#16 Cary Kollins

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:53 PM

In terms of franchise changing value? I would argue 2011 with Cam.

#17 Mr. Scot

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:02 PM

In terms of franchise changing value? I would argue 2011 with Cam.

 

Getting a franchise QB is indeed a big deal, but outside of Cam we spent picks on...

 

Terrell McClain (3rd)
Sione Fua (3rd)
Brandon Hogan (4th)
Lawrence Wilson (6th)
Zack Williams (6th)
Lee Ziemba (7th)

 

There was Pilares in the 5th but I'm pretty sure he'll be gone by September too.

 

And of course, the 2nd round pick from that year was used to get Armanti Edwards in 2010.

 

If the rest of the draft had produced something, I could see the argument.  But outside of Cam, that's a crapfest.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:09 PM

2001 (Smitty) and 2011(Cam)

#19 L-TownCat

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:15 PM

'01 had the best return.  Even though Morgan and Jenkins were oft injured the talent was obvious and thus the picks were correct.  Smitty in the 3rd? Sick. 

 

The 01 draft is the winner over the 07 draft.

 

Cam almost makes '11 a honorable mention all by himself.



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

cam can't make up for the miserable results of the 2011 draft. it was horrible. it wasn't the worst, but i wouldn't put it up in even the top 5 drafts since 2000.....not  we've had a stellar record to begin with.

 

i'd have to agree that 2001  was the best and i'm not sure any other year can compete with it. the drop off between it and those other years you might want to have in the discussion is pretty significant.



#21 JawnyBlaze

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:30 PM

01 easily.



#22 Montsta

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 04:31 PM

2001 and 2007 were both great, but when we look back in a few years after winning Super Bowls it's gonna be hard to go against Cam ('11), Kuechly ('12), or Star ('13), as they will be the studs that bring home the Lombardi.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 04:39 PM

2014

 

Im going to bump this in 3 years and laugh at everyone



#24 lightsout

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 05:01 PM

I think this upcoming draft COULD be the best draft ever for us, if we play our cards right. Simply because we have a chance to meet team needs with great talent and build depth with good talent. This draft class is all but perfect for us (would be perfect if there were more great corners and a few more OTs).



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:30 PM

2001 really was a phenomenal draft.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:42 PM

I have to say Beason Kalil CJ Draft

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

Getting a franchise QB is indeed a big deal, but outside of Cam we spent picks on...

Terrell McClain (3rd)
Sione Fua (3rd)
Brandon Hogan (4th)
Lawrence Wilson (6th)
Zack Williams (6th)
Lee Ziemba (7th)

There was Pilares in the 5th but I'm pretty sure he'll be gone by September too.

And of course, the 2nd round pick from that year was used to get Armanti Edwards in 2010.

If the rest of the draft had produced something, I could see the argument. But outside of Cam, that's a crapfest.

We hit on the pick that mattered most. Cam was worth the whole draft imo

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:52 PM

We hit on the pick that mattered most. Cam was worth the whole draft imo

 

No one player is ever worth an entire draft, not even a franchise quarterback.  That kind of thinking leads to stuff like the Ricky Williams trade.

 

Those picks could have been used to obtain players like the kind we're missing right now.
 



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:53 PM

The best draft pick was Newton followed closely by Luke Kuechly.   The best draft was 2001.  A draft has to include more than 1 great pick so 2011 doesn't really qualify.  2007 was very good as well although it took Johnson 3 years to actually become a starter. 



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:12 PM

Joe Adams hurts me though :(, I thought he was gonna be a beast


He was the later pick that everyone wanted. He was a guy brought up numerous times on here before the draft. I was finally like "they picked my guy!" And then you see how that turned out. I'm still disappointed. Maybe if he wasn't so tiny, he'd have another shot. No other teams jumped in him either.


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