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#2744625 Charlotte Bobcats vs. Miami Heat Playoff Series Thread

Posted by Captain Morgan on Yesterday, 09:51 AM

I think this will be my first chance at the Cats this year...unless somehow they blackout the playoff

games too.




#2741342 According to PFT Panthers have interest in Sidney Rice

Posted by Captain Morgan on 16 April 2014 - 02:08 PM

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#2740987 SI's top 10 CBs

Posted by Captain Morgan on 16 April 2014 - 10:42 AM

http://nfl.si.com/20...justin-gilbert/

 

dennard and gilbert are the top 2, of course

 

 

 

 

3. Jason Verrett, TCU: Oh, but for another couple inches of height. That (and offseason shoulder surgery) is really all that is standing between the 5-foot-9 Verrett and being a lock in the top 20. Even though he may be undersized by NFL standards, Verrett thrived at TCU despite matching up with bigger receivers.

“I’ve been challenged with receivers that have been over 6-foot my whole college career,” he said. “I played against Odell Beckham, I played against Mike Davis, Eric Ward, Antwan Goodley … I played against a lot of good receivers in college that were over 6-foot. I feel like I’m this height for a reason, but I can compete with the best.”

He may have to begin showing his wares as a slot corner at the next level, though it is far from out of the question that a defensive coordinator tries out Verrett as a top-two guy. Look no further than Verrett’s stats for evidence of his ball-hawking abilities: 22 pass break-ups in 2012, 14 more in ’13, plus nine career picks.

Draft projection: Late Round 1

4. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State: Size is even more of an issue here — Joyner stands 5-foot-8, one inch shorter than Verrett. Because of that, he too is seen mostly as a slot cornerback, though he also spent two of his Florida State seasons starting at safety. The team which drafts him then may envision Joyner in a Tyrann Mathieu-like hybrid role, playing safety on early downs and dropping into the slot against three-receiver looks.

The versatility should be a boost for Joyner’s draft stock come May.

Draft projection: Round 2

MORE COVERAGE: SI64: Our complete list of the top 64 prospects in 2014 NFL draft

5. Marcus Roberson, Florida: The raw traits may not be there in comparison to some others in this class, but Roberson very much knows how to play his position. He showed off more during 2012 (14 pass deflections, three interceptions) than during an injury-plagued, inconsistent 2013. The Roberson of 2012, though, might be worthy of a first-round pick, and he’s definitely capable of holding his own in the NFL.

The injury woes will be a concern for NFL teams: Roberson missed five games last season with various ailments. At the 4.61 40 time he ran at the combine, Roberson does not have the quickness to make up for playing at less than 100 percent. But when he’s on, he can frustrate the heck out of an opposing receiver.

Draft projection: Round 2

6. Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech: Just how high can Fuller climb? Once a rather clear Day 2 candidate, Fuller’s work at the combine (4.49 40, 4.19 short shuttle, 128-inch broad jump) put to rest lingering concerns over his health — the Virginia Tech product needed sports hernia surgery in November, then sat out the Senior Bowl while rehabbing.

Now that he has made his way back on the field, Fuller has climbed into the Round 1 mix, even surpassing every prospect but possibly Gilbert in some eyes.

Draft projection: Late Round 1-Round 2

7. Bradley Roby, Ohio State: NFL teams are leery of players they feel they may have to motivate. Roby falls under that umbrella following a tough 2013, one that saw him regress from the dominant form he showed in 2012. He was not quite as bad as his reputation now tells — a disastrous early matchup with Wisconsin’s Jared Abbrederis sent his stock reeling. But can he rediscover his play from two years ago?

“Me not playing that first game, my mindset in camp wasn’t where it should have been,” said Roby of his early 2013 issues (he was suspended for Ohio State’s opener). “I knew I wasn’t playing the first game, so I might have maybe not gotten as many reps as I normally would have. At corner, reps is everything — training your eyes, looking at the right places all the time, all those type of things. Kind of got away from that. Kind of undisciplined type of play I was playing at the beginning of the season.”

Draft projection: Late Round 1-Round 2.

8. Bashaud Breeland, Clemson: Breeland may have benefited from another year at Clemson, but he nonetheless figures to be gone by sometime on Day 2. He projects, at least early in his career, as a very solid No. 2 or No. 3 cornerback, capable of matching up with secondary receivers. That is especially true if he lands somewhere that allows him to play bump-and-run coverage. He was at his best for the Tigers when pressing at the line, then using his athleticism to turn and track.

Draft projection: Round 2-3

9. Antone Exum, Virginia Tech: Another Hokies cornerback, another list of injury concerns. Exum blew out his knee playing pick-up basketball in January of 2013, then struggled with a bum ankle once he made it back late in the year. As a result, NFL GMs eyeing Exum have to rely on his 2012 tape to tell the story.

The 6-0, 213-pounder turned in a 4.59 40 at the combine, offering up evidence in his workout there that he will be ready to roll for training camp.

Draft projection: Round 3

10. Pierre Desir, Lindenwood: From the small-school ranks comes Desir, a long and lean cornerback at 6-foot-1, 198 pounds with 33-inch arms. Desir’s size alone will earn him a shot in the NFL, though he has earned that opportunity with his play. Quarterbacks avoided Desir with gusto, a nod to his shutdown abilities. He did not open the door for those QBs at all, either, moving his feet well to stay with his assigned receiver.

There is a lot to like here, particularly if Desir can become more of a physically imposing defensive back. In the meantime, he will rely on his length and speed to get the job done.

Draft projection: Round 3




#2740153 What if we use the draft to help the future CAP?

Posted by Captain Morgan on 15 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

we've never put together 2 winning seasons in a row.

 

I'm more than up to changing how things are done.




#2740028 Panthers met with Clinton-Dix

Posted by Captain Morgan on 15 April 2014 - 01:14 PM

I'd rather not take a safety in the 1st...but I doubt we could pass on a Top 15 talent. 

 

 

 

we'd have to in this situation.  We're building a team that is going to be drafting in the last

5 or 6 spots of each round every year.  If a top 15 talent falls to us, we have to take him,

almost regardless of position (obviously almost, like qb)




#2739921 Proehl at LSU today

Posted by Captain Morgan on 15 April 2014 - 10:50 AM

I read yesterday that Landry is plummeting down draft boards, while OBJ is moving up and

might get taken before our first pick.

 

 

 

APRIL 13, 2014Print This
This was the last big week for pro days before the draft. The two main workouts were held by LSU and Penn State. All 32 teams sent at least one person. There were also a couple of small schools who have draftable players that worked this week, Bloomsburg (PA) and McNeese State (LA).
 
Penn State
 
As usual, Penn State always has some top prospects, but primarily receiver Allen Robinson. Robinson’s combine workout was just average, so he needed a big day to maintain lofty draft status. He came through. He ran the 40 twice and ran 4.47 and 4.51. His vertical jump was outstanding at 42”. He also had an excellent three–cone with a 6.58 time.
 
I really like Robinson on tape and gave him a first round grade, but his slow time at the combine dropped him a little. This week’s workout may get him drafted at the bottom of the first round, but more likely high in the second.
 
Defensive tackle DaQuan Jones weighed 324 and only performed one measurable drill, the short shuttle. His time improved to 4.63. His position drill work was very good, and I see Jones going in the top part of the third round, maybe as high as the bottom of the second.
 
LSU
 
LSU always has a number of highly rated prospects and this year is no different. Some feel as many as 10 or 11 LSU players could get drafted this year. The two most important people to workout at LSU this week were receiver Jarvis Landry and quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Landry carried a first round grade into the combine, and then ran and jumped very poorly, while Mettenberger had ACL surgery less than five months ago.
 
Landry worked better than at Indy, but still not good enough to get him back in the first round. He ran over 4.7 at the combine and showed improvement this week. I got times from three different scouts, and the range of times went from 4.58 to 4.63. When you average them out, he is a 4.60 type receiver. He also improved in the jumps, going 30.5” in the vertical and 9’5” in the standing long jumps. By wide receiver standards, those are very average. His short shuttle was 4.57 and his three-cone was 7.55. Again, very average when compared to other receivers.
 
Landry’s tape makes him look like a first round pick, but his workout says late pick. There have been other very good NFL receivers who have had average workout numbers. What will happen with Landry remains to be seen. At this time, I predict he goes somewhere in the third or fourth round.



#2737414 Panthers meeting with...a center from USC

Posted by Captain Morgan on 12 April 2014 - 01:24 PM

we like our OL's to be able to pay more than one position




#2736081 Jason Verrett worked out for Carolina

Posted by Captain Morgan on 11 April 2014 - 09:55 AM

verret in the first latimore in the second.

 

 

 

who is latimore?




#2734904 Red flag on Kelvin Benjamin

Posted by Captain Morgan on 10 April 2014 - 03:52 PM

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#2727900 Your pick in this scenario

Posted by Captain Morgan on 05 April 2014 - 10:25 AM

This mock (CBS Sports) has almost everyone I was really, really hopin falling to us gone.  In this scenario, every single guy I love is being taken, Cooks, Pryor, Martin, right down to the Saints taking Benjamin right from under our noses.

 

We would be choosing from Cyrus, Marqise, Roby,  Fuller, Moses, Verrat among everyone else, but all of those guys have question marks.   

 

So who do take in round one with all these guys gone?

 

 

 

1. Houston Texans -- Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: Clowney will look like a young Lawrence Taylor to Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. It would be a good move for the Texans to trade for Ryan Mallett or take a chance on Zach Mettenberger in a later round.

2. Cleveland Browns (Mock trade from Rams) -- Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida:The Browns are working out all of the top quarterbacks and even though some are down on Bortles he's a big strong kid who will remind some of Ben Roethlisberger.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn: Every football person knows Jake Matthews is more NFL ready, but Robinson's upside reminds line coaches of Walter Jones. This guy will be the best tackle since Tony Boselli in Jacksonville.

4. St. Louis Rams (Mock trade from Browns) -- Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M: Jeff Fisher moves down and gets a great player he has ties to from his Titans/Oilers days. Picking up Kenny Britt is an interesting deal to get Sam Bradford a big talented WR.

5. Tampa Bay Bucs (Mock trade from Raiders) -- Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson:Watkins is a Southwest Florida kid who happens to be the best receiver in the draft and a game-breaker. The Bucs said goodbye to Mike Williams Friday.

6. Atlanta Falcons -- Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, Buffalo: Atlanta could take a left tackle like Taylor Lewan here, but they need a pass rusher to play right end in Lovie Smith's defense. Mack has made 87 plays behind the line of scrimmage in 48 games.

7. Oakland Raiders (Mock trade from Bucs) -- Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: The Raiders move down and still get a quarterback with game-changing skills. There's no need to put him on the field right away. They could select Derek Carr here instead, which wouldn't surprise me.

8. Minnesota Vikings -- Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State: The Vikings won't take just any quarterback at this spot in the draft for Norv Turner's offense. If Carr is available he makes the most sense. Minnesota may have to jump over Oakland to get him.

9. Buffalo Bills -- Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan: Bills head coach Doug Marrone is a line coach by trade and he knows guys like Lewan don't grow on trees. Lewan makes the run game better and protects EJ Manuel.

10. Detroit Lions -- Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State: I go back and forth on which corner the Lions like more, but they can't go wrong with Gilbert, especially in a division with the Bears and Packers receivers.

11. Tennessee Titans -- Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State: The Titans need to replace Alterran Verner and if they don't grab Dennard they will be looking again in the second round at pick No. 42.

12. New York Giants -- Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh: One-gap penetrators like Donald are very hard to find, especially with his motor. Donald has made 89 plays behind the line of scrimmage between sacks and tackles for a loss. That is 31 more than the next best performance by an inside player in the draft.

13. St. Louis Rams -- Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M: Even though the Rams signed Britt to a one-year deal Evans at 6-foot-5 with a 37-inch vertical is too hard to pass up. There are no more excuses for Sam Bradford.

14. Chicago Bears -- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama: Chris Conti and Ryan Munday are not the answers at safety for the Bears. Clinton-Dix is a true free safety and a play-maker.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA: The Steelers' pass-rush production at outside linebacker has fallen off in recent years. Barr started playing defense just two years ago and in 27 games made 58 plays behind the line of scrimmage, including 22 sacks.

16. Dallas Cowboys -- Tim Jernigan, DT, Florida State: I'm not sure Jernigan is Rod Marinelli's kind of player. If the Cowboys do take him and they need a tackle or pass rusher, Jernigan will get in the best shape of his life.

17. Baltimore Ravens -- Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota: Arthur Jones left in free agency and the 6-6 Hageman has the ability to line up anywhere in the Raven front three.Haloti Ngata can't play forever and this guy is an insurance policy against the end of Ngata's career.

18. New York Jets -- Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina: Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland gave up his jersey number to Eric Decker for a reported $25,000. He will be giving up the starting TE spot to Ebron if the Jets draft him. The Jets haven't had a matchup TE since a healthy Dustin Keller.

19. Miami Dolphins -- Zach Martin, OT/OG, Notre Dame: Martin is versatile and can play just about anywhere on the line. He's also an insurance policy at left tackle if Brandon Albert was injured.

20. Arizona Cardinals -- Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville: The Cardinals could consider a QB of the future but may address that in a later round. Pryor is a hard-hitting safety and a Day 1 starter. Pryor was in on 218 tackles 38 games. He also forced nine fumbles and picked off seven passes.

21. Green Bay Packers -- Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State: Shazier is a sideline-to-sideline player and would line up on the weak side as well as being the nickel middle linebacker. He is always around the ball with nine forced fumbles, 40 tackles for a loss and 13 sacks.

22. Philadelphia Eagles -- Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State: Gone is DeSean Jacksonand in is a much cheaper replacement. Cooks can fly and he had 128 receptions last year. There will be a cry for defensive players at this spot and a case could be made for any of the remaining defensive guys left in the round.

23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame: The Chiefs lost Tyson Jacksonin free agency and Tuitt brings a lot to the table. He has more versatility than his teammate Louis Nix. Tuitt could be more disruptive in a pass rush than Jackson was for the Chiefs.

24. Cincinnati Bengals -- Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri: Gone is Michael Johnson and a solid pass rusher is a premium. Dee Ford is still on the board in this mock draft, but Ealy is the bigger player and will hold up better on the run downs.

25. San Diego Chargers -- Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame: The Chargers have a void at nose tackle and Nix is the best in the draft. He will not put up big numbers in a 3-4 scheme but he will keep his old Notre Dame teammate Manti Te'o free to make plays.

26. Cleveland Browns -- Odell Beckham, WR, LSU: Beckham is an impressive young man and a perfect complement to Josh Gordon on the other side. Now the Browns offense should be able to score points.

27. New Orleans Saints -- Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State: The Saints could look long and hard at DE Dee Ford, but a 6-5 wide receiver like Benjamin with an aging Colston and Meacham and Lance Moore gone might be too hard to pass up.




#2726070 Panthers just tweeted...

Posted by Captain Morgan on 03 April 2014 - 03:49 PM

hog mollies and touchdown scorers.  

 




#2725868 Thomas DeCoud Visiting Monday

Posted by Captain Morgan on 03 April 2014 - 12:57 PM

the best thing about him is he has experience against the Saints and Bucs, and knows the Falcons.

 

That's 6 of our games next year.




#2724488 Cyrus Kouandjio revisted

Posted by Captain Morgan on 02 April 2014 - 10:20 AM

Kiper says he's the biggest risk at OL in the draft

 

 

"Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio entered the 2013 college football season as one of the early favorites to establish himself worthy of the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but he failed to live up to the expectations and is now considered a borderline first-round pick.

 

Along with the disappointing season on the field, there are some medical red flags that have teams concerned, and ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. believes Kouandjio is the biggest question mark among the offensive and defensive lineman prospects in this year’s draft."




#2723674 Rams sign Britt to 1 year, 1.5 million dollar deal

Posted by Captain Morgan on 01 April 2014 - 01:45 PM

You wanna know what's Gettlemagic? 12-4 in his first year. Gettlemagic.

Dumbass "fans" everywhere.

 

 

 

see, this is why we can't have nice things.




#2722266 Cotchery as #1 WR or Bell at starting LT or rookies starting at both positions

Posted by Captain Morgan on 31 March 2014 - 12:53 PM

Getty evaluates.  If he wants to give Bell a shot at LT, 

so be it. 

 

But I admit it is scary.






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