Just in case anyone didn't know Bob McGinn is, he is a beat writer for the Packers and has been for like 20 or 30 years. He probably is the best local writer that breaks down the draft of anyone in the country. There is a guy that does a good job in Dallas every year but I forget his name.
He is starting his beak down of each position in the draft ranking the top guys. These ranking don't really come from him but comes from the scouts he talks to from different teams. Each guy he ranks has quotes from different scouts and how some of the teams view him.
Starts with the WR/TE but I am sure he will do all the position before the draft.
Everyone knows how much Gettleman loves D-lineman. In this article from PFF they break down some of the edge rushers in this draft.
Take some of what they say with a grain of salt because PFF never takes into account the player you are matched up against. So if one guy goes up against Collins from LSU one week and another goes up against some freshman at Northern Iowa, guess who probably had the better grade.
But one of my favorites, and probably not a first round guy keeps showing up near the top of all the stats, Trey Flowers. He does not time as well as some of the top guys, and did not have a great combine, hell he did not even really have a great year as far as stats go. But when you watch him play, he is just good.
Spotrac does not include Teddy Williams cap hit, which I read was 900,000 somewhere. NFLPA is always a few day behind. So it may not include Williams or Coleman or both.
When Williams cap hit is included its not a reduction of 900,000 in the cap number. Offseason only the top 51 count against the cap. The lowest cap hit would come off the cap, Bene, and Williams would replace it. So a reduction of about 400,000 in the cap if that is the case. Spotrac is usually close, but not exactly correct.
So just guess we are somewhere between 10 -11 million below the cap currently. Saying 4.5 - 5 million for the draft class and we are talking about the Panthers having somewhere around 5-6 million left in cap space currently without any restructures or extending contracts.
PFF, who last year said Keuchly was overrated and the MVP should have gone to Sherman or Watt, now has gotten on board the Keuchly bandwagon. All it took was a Defensive Rookie of the Year award and a Defensive MVP award to show them maybe he is a little better than they thought. The reference to Luke is at the very bottom.