Tag and Trade Hardy for 2014 2nd round pick & 2015 3rd round pick. (Oakland Raiders or other possible team)
Draft philosophy- We preach pounding the ball and being physical at the line of scrimmage, but lack of talent and size has lead to sacks, and inconsistent run game. We left 14pts off the board at the 1yrd line during the playoffs when you have Cam Newton and Tolbert. I believe the solution to this problem is via the draft and not FA that will allow us to turn one of our weakness into a strength like DL from last year. We are stuck with Stewart & Williams for couple of years and paired that with Cam & Tolbert we should have the top running game in the NFL in yards and in redzone conversion.
The passing game has been miserable with a aging Steve Smith and a poor supporting cast. We need size and a vertical guy who can go up in the air grab the ball whether its 1-1 or double coverage. This would allow Smitty to move to the slot where he is be best suited due to age. Having a dominant run game paired with a top Passing game will allow us to have a top 10 offense which will be needed playing ATL & NO twice and playing NFC NORTH (pass friendly).
The ones in Bold are my preference.......what would be your combination.
I expect Panthers to be back in 2014 with vengeance and ready to roll even better than 2013 season. With the help of 2014 draft, I expect a overhaul in Offense & putting us in position to have complete team on the both side of the ball. While the Defense keeps opponents at bay, I expect the offense to rack up points. No more 3 & out and points left off the board.
TOTAL DOMINATION! KEEP POUNDING!
My mock draft depending on prospecting falling to us.
1st round/ LT/RT- Antonio Richardson -Tennessee - 6'-6" 327lbs
RG/LG-Gabe Jackson - Mississippi State - 6-'3" 335lbs
LT/RT- Cyrus Kouandjio - Alabama - 6'-6" 320lbs
LT/RT-Greg Robinson - Auburn - 6'-5" 320lbs
RG/LG-Cyril Richardson - Baylor - 6'-5" 340lbs
2nd round/ WR- Kelvin Benjamin - Florida State - 6'-5" 235lbs
WR- Allen Robinson - Penn State - 6'-3" 210lbs
WR- Jordan Matthews - Vanderbilt - 6'3" 205lbs
WR- Odell Beckham - LSU - 5'-11" 193lbs
TE- Austin-Seferian-Jenkins- Washington - 6'-6" 276lbs