So I have been thinking about this for a while...I have taken into account rumors, our needs, the overall draft class, and my ability to Gettle-Listen all to bring you who I think we are going to draft in the 1st round (and as a bonus the next 2)
If you listened to the presser yesterday Gettleman talked about scheme and the difference between 3-4 and 4-3 DEs. There is not a lot of players that really fit into the Panthers scheme based on the college game. So when I take everything into account I give you...
Preston Smith DE Mississippi
I think the Panthers are high on him and really he might be one of the few DEs that really fits our scheme.
People have been dogging this guy for being slow but he showed that his 40 time in Indy was an aberration and improved his time from a 4.7 to a 4.47 at his proday. He is a Benjamin clone and a great value in the 2nd round. He will allow us to create huge mismatches and give Cam another BIG weapon. You can't teach 6'5 240.
So here I am trying to decide...I trying to predict this far as even Getts said the boards blow up early in the 2nd rd.
Daryl Williams OT Oklahoma
It is really a toss up between him and Duke Johnson for me. I think they see a lot of value on RBs in this draft so they pass on Duke here. I think Darly is one of those guys Getts has pegged as a LT in the NFL. He doesn't have to be rushed in but is serviceable in case the oher/martin/remmers experiment is less than satisfactory.