There is more to a draft, than just drafting players. The quantity as well as the quality of the players count. Gettleman has missed on some quality, and has missed on a lot when it comes to quantity.
Based on production and starts by a drafted player the Panthers rank 20th with a 48 point value on their picks over the 2013 and 2014 drafts.
The top team is Green Bay with a 91 point value for their picks. Nearly doubling the Panthers draft pick production.
Puts it into perspective using measurable values instead of opinion.
For example, no matter how you subjectively view AJ Klein or Kony Ealy they have not started games or produced near as much as other teams draft picks over the same time. You can talk someone up all you want, but until they produce at the same level as other players they will not carry the same value as those players who are producing.
Think of it as return on investment to date.
So if by solid you are stating he has done an average/mediocre job in the draft. I agree. Other GMs have had strong and good drafts - better than solid.
I wouldn't expect AJ Klein to start over Davis and Kuechly
I wouldn't expect Kony Ealy to start over Charles Johnson / Greg Hardy or even Addison
I don't hold having rookies earn their keep against GMan
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