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Cornerbacks in the draft & where they stack up

16 March 2015 - 06:04 PM

Well as the free agency period continues to move along, it seems Dave is putting himself in position to go after the best value he deems available at each pick (as expected).  Now we've of course got two strong corners in Bene and Norman but our depth is very concerning consisting of Melvin White, Teddy Williams, and Carringdon Byndom...and I guess Colin Jones is capable in the slot from a situational standpoint.  Whether the team is envisioning Bene on the outside or more in the slot, there is a void still pretty apparent in the secondary. 

 

Now I'm not saying we HAVE to grab a CB early but one could very well be the BPA looking at the talent at the top of the draft.  Basically, I'm preparing myself for any big position we could use more of (DE, CB, WR, OT, SS, FS, multi-position OL)

 

It isn't a super deep CB class but there is some really strong talent in the first few rounds:

 

Trae Waynes (6'0 186 Michigan St.) - Likely won't be in play for, he's damn good.  

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**Kevin Johnson (6'0 188 Wake Forest) - We've met with twice; has great outside corner skills, needs to toughen up a bit in the run game but is fully capable from what I've read.   

http://www.nfl.com/d...nson?id=2552261

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**Ronald Darby (5'11 193 FSU) - We met with him (Private); Darby now has the 3rd highest CB grade on NFL.com and is projected in the 1st round on CBSsports.com.  I'm seeing him ahead of Collins and Williams at a lot of resources and there's a good amount of buzz around him.  

http://www.nfl.com/d...arby?id=2552689

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Jalen Collins (6'1 203 LSU) - I find Collins to be the 2nd best Collins in the draft behind La'el.  Could be very solid

http://www.nfl.com/d...lins?id=2552573

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P.J. Williams (6'0 194 FSU) - Another really solid all around player.  Good size, technique, overall ball skills. 

http://www.nfl.com/d...iams?id=2552484

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Quinten Rollins (5'11 195 Miami OH) - Had speed and quickness that will lure teams and could shift between slot and the outside.  I'd love him to be available in the second but it may not happen. 

http://www.nfl.com/d...lins?id=2552263

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**D'Joun Smith (5'10 187 Florida Atlantic) - Met with as well; has a lot of scouts talking and plays a lot taller than he is (5'10 1/2).  Could be in contention for us in the 3rd methinks. 

http://www.nfl.com/d...mith?id=2552253

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Marcus Peters (6'0 197 Washington) - One of the annual studs with disciplinary concerns

http://www.nfl.com/d...ters?id=2552488

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Byron Jones (6'1 199 Connecticut) - A defensive standout in the secondary at the combine.  There's always a handful, he was one. 

http://www.nfl.com/d...ones?id=2552568

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**Steven Nelson (5'10 197 Oregon State) - Met with him too, OSU has produced strong CBs before.  Don't know about the fit but that may be why we met with him. 

http://www.nfl.com/d...lson?id=2552265

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Alex Carter (6'0 196 Stanford) - Could be used at S and CB.  This is nearing the drop in talent territory at the position IMO

http://www.nfl.com/d...rter?id=2552587

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Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (5'9 192 Oregon) - The shortest of the bunch but he did grade out as the best DB in college last season (read it recently, need to find the article)

http://www.nfl.com/d...lomu?id=2552257

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Eric Rowe (6'1 205 Utah) - Great size, it will be interesting to see where teams think he fits in their respective schemes. 

http://www.nfl.com/d...rowe?id=2552255

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Josh Shaw (6'0 201 USC) - Another interesting tweener prospect that fits as a CB and FS depending on the scheme

http://www.nfl.com/d...shaw?id=2552259

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I'm probably leaving out some so feel free to give some more shout outs for guys you like at the position.

 

Every single one of them could come in and battle/beat out Melvin White and fill either the NB or outside CB slot depending on the fit with Bene.  That is a major part of our defense and one that's not settled quite yet.  

 

Anyone have any faves from the bunch?  Curious to find more out about one?  

 

 


Danger 5 -- on Netflix

15 March 2015 - 11:26 AM

This is the wackiest damn thing I've seen in a while but for some reason I keep watching it.  Anyone catch this yet?

 

 

 

 

 


Panthers Transaction List (Updates)

09 March 2015 - 11:17 AM

Didn't see one posted yet...Figured to put them all in one spot to break down the happenings:

 

Transactions:

 

In-house

 

Extended Greg Olsen TE

Extended Colin Cole DT

Extended Chris Scott OG

 

+Fozzy Whitaker RB (Exclusive rights, Re-signed 2 yr)

+Brenton Berson WR (Exclusive rights, Re-signed, 1 yr)

+Brian Folkerts C (Exclusive rights signing)

+Ben Jacobs MLB/ST (Exclusive rights signing)

+Joe Webb QB/WR (Re-signed)

+D'wan Edwards DT (Re-signed, 2 yr)

+Ed Dickson TE (Re-signed)

 

Out-of-house

 

+Michael Oher RT/LT (Signed 2 yr, 2.5 guarranteed)

http://www.pro-footb.../O/OherMi20.htm

 

Michael-Oher.jpg

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+Ted Ginn Jr. WR (Signed, 2 yr deal)

http://www.pro-footb.../G/GinnTe00.htm

 

Ted-Ginn.jpeg

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+Teddy Williams CB (Signed, 2 yr deal)

http://www.pro-footb.../W/WillTe00.htm

 

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+Kurt Coleman FS (Signed, 2 yr deal)

http://www.pro-footb.../C/ColeKu99.htm

 

Kurt-Coleman.jpg

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Rumored (take it w/ a grain of salt):

 

No new ones.  Looks like we may only see a handful of signings.  I'm not thinking anything flashy from here on out.

 

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I'll keep it updated and feel free to comment on things, happenings and stuff. 


The OTs you would take at 25 if available

01 March 2015 - 10:16 PM

Some Jake Fisher and DJ Humphries discussion around here got me thinking.  Of course it all depends on how DG values each specific player, but I was wondering out of the potential left tackles: Who would you be willing to take at 25? 

 

For me..

 

Given:

 

Brandon Scherff

La'el Collins

Andrus Peat

Ereck Flowers

 

Fringe/Undecided:

 

Cameron Erving

The impression I get is he's actually totally capable at LT in the NFL but his star potential at center makes him overlooked..hell, the idea of bringing him in to be LT/Back-up Center for a bit and eventually take over for Kalil is intriguing

 

TJ Clemmings

He's raw and some say more ideal for RT but he could be a good option with a ton of potential

 

DJ Humphries

One of the more hyped guys once the combine started to roll around.  From Mallard Creek, has mentioned recently he would love to play here.  I'm sure we'll give him a look, interesting to wonder if DG could view him BPA.   

 

Jake Fisher

Another hyped guy as of late that was originally being projected around round 3 towards the beginning of the year.  There are scouts, analysts, and draft sites mentioning he could be taken in the first.  Chiefs and Giants fans are even talking about wanting to have him as their pick. 

 

 


Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest

01 March 2015 - 06:05 PM

Kevin Johnson

 

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6'0 188lbs

 

He had a few fantastic games last year (Clemson most notably) and I've seen a lot of good stuff written about this kid.  Johnson may fall into that zone between our 1st and 2nd rounder, but I see him having a late first round grade on a lot of sites.  He's a skilled technician at the position, good size, good speed, good awareness.  The area for improvement is in run support but I think he'll be highly coachable in that regard and get better moving forward.   

 

Never missed a single game in college and overall just seems consistent and poised to be a starting CB. 

 

Johnson may not end up being the BPA when 25 rolls around but regardless, he's going to be really good in the NFL and if you're open to Jalen Collins in R1, I think Johnson should be considered as well.    

 

NFL.com compares him to Sam Shields who's one of my favorite cornerbacks. 

 

http://www.nfl.com/d...nson?id=2552261