What criteria were you using and if we have so many do you mind naming them and their respective position?
Essentially, we all named players on the roster, and if the majority of us agreed that that player could legitimately be argued as top 10 at their position, we put them on the list. It was two Broncos fans, a Falcons fan, Steelers fan, Raiders fan, and myself. So it made it interesting.
As far as our blue chips go;
Deangelo WIlliams (This one was the hardest to argue honestly, but we eventually agreed)
I was having a conversation with some friends, and we were debating the "blue chip players" on each team, and were attempting to use that to predict how well they would do next season. We went through each teams and counted up how many players on that team could be legitimately argued for top 10 at their respective positions. The numbers might surprise you.
Nine blue chip players:
Eight blue chip players:
Seven blue chip players:
Six blue chip players:
Five blue chip players:
Four blue chip players:
Three blue chip players:
Every other team ended up with two or less.
Of course, as you all know, stars can rise any day and become a blue chip player. Also, qb play can make a huge difference on if your blue chips count, but it is an interesting topic none the less.
Another reason to not be worried is amount of "Blue Chip" players we have on our roster, blue chip of course meaning, someone who can be argued top 10 in their position within reason, or at least, that is general argument.
We have a whopping seven blue chip players, SEVEN. Just for some perspective.
New Orleans: 5
New England: 4
San Francisco: 8
It is going to be alright, we have a diverse core, CALM DOWN.
The Panthers reached for Newton, in our opinion, and drafted a player not ready to lead in the NFL right away. Newton was a one-year starter at Auburn and will struggle to adapt to the NFL game early on in his career.
Without a second-round pick due to a 2011 trade with the Patriots, the Panthers are left waiting until Round 3 to find a defensive tackle to anchor a very young defensive line.
Terrell McClain is a good option as a three-technique defensive tackle.
Sione Fua is a nose tackle in a 3-4 defense. He will be able to line up next to McClain and give the Panthers a solid one-two punch at tackle.