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Notable OL Cuts

25 August 2014 - 12:14 PM

OT Max Starks - Cut by Arizona

OT Winston Justice - Cut by Broncos

OT Wade Smith - Cut by Seahawks (started 48 games for the Texans) 


First Preseason Game and 8/11 Practice

11 August 2014 - 05:21 PM

Fortunately I was able to come see these events, as I am rarely in the Charlotte area. I tried to pay attention as much as possible but, I didn't really go to these events with the intent to analyze. I will post what I have noticed.

Kelvin is the real deal. Zod has posted good pictures and coverage which describe to you how good he is. However, until you see it in person you have no idea what a specimen he is. His touchdown against the Bills happened right in front of mine and my nephews' seats. It was really impressive to see. He also was routinely pulling the ball down one handed in warm ups too. Today at practice was the only time I have seen him not try and it was on a position drill where the ball was thrown really low. He stuck his hand out and hit the ball.

Tavarres King is impressive. He beat Godfrey today in position drills and seems to have a knack for getting open. He is nowhere near as polished as Avant on Cotcherry though. Those two have tremendous footwork and run crisp routes. King is on par with Bersin who impresses every time I have seen him. During the game he was able to get separation a few times but didn't get many looks. Today in practice he looked sharp.

As for Cotcherry today, I posted in the practice thread after he went out today, he just landed hard on the ball. He was fine and came back in.

Norman is hot/cold. His play during one on one drills was terrible. Avant and Kelvin beat him. I think he was also the one that got burned by Marcus Lucas on a double move but, I can't remember. He did intercept Cam later on though, showing good ball skills.

Today, Cam had some near misses on overthrows to Underwood and Kelvin. The overthrow to Underwood wasn't a true overthrow. Had 11 extended his arms he would have made the catch but, failed to do so.

Our first team defense won the two minute drill at the goal line. This was when Cam overthrew Benjamin on fourth down. Before the snap Davis was hyping up the defense by screaming "win this down."

Our offensive tackles are as hot/cold as Norman. Bell looked good vs Buffalo but, gave up a couple of would be sacks to 76 today. I hope what I saw during the game was better than what I saw today. Although, neither time they could generate a push in the run game. Stewart looked surprisingly strong. He is obviously we'll rested.

If I remember anything else, I will post. Again, I am sorry for not being too analytical with it but, I needed to get my football fix as I will miss most of this season and won't be back in Charlotte until this time next year.

One last time I want to thank Zod for his coverage of tc this year.



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Final mock.

28 March 2014 - 07:36 PM

1. WR BRANDIN COOKS, OREGON STATE
We need help on the outside. Cooks has speed and hands. He can play anywhere on the offense. If he is there at 28, he is BPA. Other options include OBJ, Moses, Matthews, and Roby as an outside shot.

2. OT BILLY TURNER, NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Billy Turner projects as an elite RT for a power running scheme. He has the strength that Byron Bell lacks. Other options could include Mewhort or Allen.

3. CB RASHAAD REYNOLDS, OREGON STATE
Here we go for a corner. This guy doesn't haven't prototypical length our speed but, is very solid. He has good ball skills and could see a lot of playing time on nickel and dime packages early.

4. OT JAMES HURST, UNC
I really think we double down at receiver and tackle. I wouldn't be shocked if we took Hurst. He is another good tackle prospect. He also projects at RT. But, the two tackles would provide depth and competition.

5. DE LARRY WEBSTER, BLOOMSBURG
Very interesting prospect. Remember when we used to put Peppers in on goal line sets? He did this in college. He projects as a TE or developmental pass rusher.

6. WR MATT HAZEL, COASTAL CAROLINA
 Yes, another small school prospect but, if you watch the Chanticleers play you would notice Matt Hazel. Good hands (despite them being small) and a decent body for the position. He needs more strength and route refinement.

7. S JAMEA THOMAS, GEORGIA TECH
Small ball hawking safety.



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Free Agency Blues Mock Draft

16 March 2014 - 06:32 PM

28 - WR KELVIN BENJAMIN, FSU
We all know his name and have seen him play. At 28 there is no WR with his upside. He will be an immediate red zone nightmare.

60 - OT JA’WUAN JAMES, TENNESSEE
His ceiling projects him to LT, with an ability to complete right away on the offensive line as a starter.

92 - OT BILLY TURNER, NDSU
Mean, aggressive blocker who can compete along the line as well. This guy is my favorite OT prospect outside of round 1.

124 - S ED REYNOLDS, STANFORD
Cover two safety who recorded six picks and three touchdowns as a junior. He is a solid wrap up tackler. He lacks top end speed.

156 - WR BRUCE ELLINGTON, USC (Gamecocks)
Smaller dual sport athlete who has a knack for getting open. Needs to refine his routes and has a slight frame.

188 - CB CHRIS DAVIS, AUBURN
Good return man who projects best in a zone scheme.

202 - TE MARCEL JENSEN, FRESNO STATE
Learning the position and right now is a better blocker than seam threat. He is developing in this area though and had the skills to really become an offensive weapon.



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Off season mock

31 January 2014 - 05:46 PM

Haven't been home for a few years during this time. So, it's my first offseason mock in maybe 3 years.

The premise of this is my belief that most of or FA should focus on bringing back key pieces of what worked last year.

Cut:
Charles Godfrey

Resign:
Drayton Florence - 1 year.
Jordan Gross - 1 year
Chris Scott - 1 year
Mike Mitchell - 4 years
Ted Ginn - 3 Years
Jordan Senn - 2 years
Colin Cole - 3 years
Ben Hartstock - 1 year
Byron Bell - 2 years
Jeff Byers - 1 year
Derek Anderson - 1 year
Dan Connor - 1 year
Garry Williams - 1 year


FA:
Hakeem Nicks, WR - If we can get him signed to a contract commensurate with his production and injuries for the last two years. I would think a three year deal with numbers in the range of Amendola and Hartline.

Everson Griffen, DE - Depth to fit in our rotation.

Michael Huff - Solid vet that can compete with Lester.

Notable UDFA - Connor Shaw, QB


Draft:
Used the on the click simulator for this.

R1 - OT, ZACK MARTIN, NOTRE DAME
- Reports show he had the best technique at the senior bowl. Not surprising. The guy has a blue collar attitude and has held up against some decent competition in college. If he is here when we pick, it would be wise to make this selection.

R2 - CB, BRADLEY ROBY, OHIO STATE
- I don't expect him to last this long on draft day. But if wet can move into a situation to take him we should do it. He is the best zone corner in the draft and can get physical with receivers.

R3 - WR, BRANDON COLEMAN, RUTGERS
- Talent at the WR position can be found outside the first two rounds. Drafting Jordan Matthews is a mistake. You don't draft a WR that failed to get consistent separation from defenders in college. Coleman is a big body with decent hands. He will have at least a year to develop and let him come into his position with coaching from Proehl before he ends up seeing extensive time on the field.

R4 - G , KADEEM EDWARDS, TENNESSEE STATE
- Reports incate he struggled at the senior bowl because if the shift in talent level. That being said, he had some good practices and consistently showed power and footwork. He is another body top compete at RG.

R5 - TE, JACOB PEDERSEN, WISCONSIN
- H-Back prototype. Good blocker.

R6 - DE, IK ENEMKPALI, LOUISIANA TECH
- Reminds me a lot of Jovan Haye. Can be moved to many positions. Doesn't have prototypical height.

R7 - CB, WALT AIKENS, LIBERTY
- Late round flyer on a developmental prospect with a ton of athleticism.


Depth Chart -

QB - Newton, Anderson, Shaw
RB - Williams, Stewart, Barnes
WR 1 - Smith, Ginn, King
WR 2 - Nicks, Coleman, McNutt
LT - Gross, Williams
LG - Silatolu, Chandler
C - Kalil, Byers
RG - Kugbilia, Scott, Edwards
RT - Martin, Bell
TE - Olson, Williams, Pederson, Hartstock
FB - Tolbert,

DE - Johnson, Addison
DE - Alexander, Griffen, Enemkpali
DT - Star, Short, Edwards, Cole
SLB - Davis, Senn, Williams
MLB - Kuechley, Connor
WLB - Blackburn, Klein
RCB - Roby, Florence
LCB - White, Norman, Aikens
FS - Mitchell, Jones
SS - Lester, Huff

LS - Jansen

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