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Carolina Panthers select G Edmund Kugbila

Apr 27 2013 11:38 AM KillerKat Carolina Panthers
Kugbila was picked to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine, but this wasn’t likely the most fortuitous selection in his family’s history. Kugliba’s parents Cletus and Lucy, won a visa lottery that allowed their family to move to the United States from Ghana. Kugbila and his family moved to the U.S. in 2000 when he was 10 years old. His younger brother Romauld, an Archer grad, is a freshman on the West Georgia football team. Edmund began playing football in the seventh grade. His size and talent attracted schools such as Alabama, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Florida, but a low SAT score prevented him from academically qualifying for a Division I school.


However, Kugbila has made the most of his time at Valdosta State. After playing in all 10 games in 2009 as a reserve, Kugbila started 10 games at tackle in the following season, and recorded the second most knockdown blocks on the team. In 2011, Kugbila moved to guard and played in all 10 games with eight starts. He was named all-conference and third team All-American. Kugbila finished his college career by helping Valdosta claim the national championship in 2012.

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IDK why everyone is thinking this guy is a reach. Can everyone not tell by even the first freaking round that every talking head in the media had absolutely no fuging clue what they were talking about? Barkley went in the 4th. Manuel first QB taken. Geno in the second and could have fell ALOT further if not tempted by the shitty Jets. Floyd and all the receivers falling like rocks.

We don't know what other teams draft boards look like, this guy could have very well been taken right where other teams were looking at him. I know we are all still salty about the Armanti reach - but Hurney was a journalist with a slight obsession over local talent. This is a completely different situation.


I've heard the Packers were very interested.

Someone in this thread posted that he was a 3-4 round prospect by the Browns.

The only thing that matters is how the teams rate him...nobody else.


Dude...obvious chud smokescreen
He's raw but has great upside with tremendous size, strength, athleticism.
I think we'll take an OT, TE or WR next.

He's raw but has great upside with tremendous size, strength, athleticism.

Where are you getting this from? His combine numbers look fairly pedestrian to me. Typical mid/late round lineman type numbers.
another unofficial draft expert not known inside of the panthers fo.

Where are you getting this from? His combine numbers look fairly pedestrian to me. Typical mid/late round lineman type numbers.

A.J. Klein is the pick!
Calm down fellas gettlemen had to fug up sometime

Where are you getting this from? His combine numbers look fairly pedestrian to me. Typical mid/late round lineman type numbers.

I scouted him personally.

Gettleman has said all along we need to get big on the lines.


So why is everyone acting surprised about this draft?

case it's not what they want, outside of star.

Horrible selection considering who was available. Could have had him in the 5th.
A lot of rustled Jimmies in this thread lol. I don't know what all the complaining is about, it's obvious Gettleman addressed our biggest weaknesses in the draft so far. Our D-Line although great at getting to the QB was horrible at stopping the run. Third string RB's were getting 150 yards on us last season. He drafted a O-Lineman because that was one of our worst positions. Cam barely had any time to throw in the pocket last season and took a beating all year long.

We shored up the secondary through free agency. I am glad we are focusing on the interior.

There is no need to be upset

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Drafting a G isn't bad, I guess it's just that we're one step from drafting players from South Meck High School that bothers me a bit

I think the point everyone is missing is this : is there any reason for gettleman to think this dude wouldn't be available later, like, WAY later

dumb as hell pick that could have been spent on someone that was actually 4th round talent

gettleman has the experience in the league.

I'm betting his value of players is more accurate than yours, and most "media experts"

gettleman has the experience in the league.

I'm better his value of players is more accurate than yours, and most "media experts"


At the same time the sites like Walterfootball get a lot of their information from NFL personnel.

Yes I get that if we found a diamond in the rough that we would keep it close to the vest but still, this seems like a 7th round project for which we reached.

If he gets playing time it was a value pick.
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SZ James (banned)
Apr 27 2013 02:37 PM

gettleman has the experience in the league.

I'm better his value of players is more accurate than yours, and most "media experts"


is that all you have? an appeal to authority? lame

Zod, do I need to buy you a decent web host? What hell do you run this thing on, some $4.95/month plan from HostGator?



lol - gerbils need feeding

is that all you have? an appeal to authority? lame


Yeah, what a dummy, thinking that an NFL GM who's been in the game for years would know better than "analysts", blog owners and forum dwellers.
From Tony Pauline:

Edmund Kugbila

School: Valdosta State
Position: G
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors the past two years.
Positive: Large, athletic offensive lineman with a huge upside. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage, and stays square. Jolts defenders with terrific hand punch, turns them from the action, or easily out positions opponents from the play. Moves well on his feet, displays the ability to slide in space and easily steers defenders from the action in pass protection. Flashes power in his lower body and drives defenders off the ball run blocking. Quick out to the second level, can readjust to linebackers, and hit a moving target. Massive and tough to get around.
Negative: Plays back on his heels and does not show a killer instinct. Must improve his blocking balance. A bit haphazard in his movement.
Analysis: Kugbila is a large, athletic lineman with the strength required for a power running offense and movement skills to line up in a zone-blocking scheme. He possesses tremendous upside but needs to improve the details of his position and pick up his all-around intensity. If he pulls it all together and is coached properly, Kugbila possesses starting potential for the next level.
So, any shot that this kid starts..or do we need to grab a G in the FA?

There's no way in hell we can be going forward with Hangartner another season.

So, any shot that this kid starts..or do we need to grab a G in the FA?

There's no way in hell we can be going forward with Hangartner another season.


unless we sign a vet RG he will be starting.

look at his dadgum arms. He's got kind of a Abdullah the Butcher look to him.


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Yikes :blink:

Yikes :blink:


He looks like an octopus with legs!
Mr. G said that he was going for a mess of Hog Mollies! Sorta of like the Giants. Also thinking of protection for Cam.

Yeah, people get too caught up with NFLN/ESPN rankings. A lot of players many have never heard of going in the 4th here while 'name' players continue to drop.


One of which is Da'Rick Rogers. 246 players picked, and so far not one team has wanted to take Rogers. Looks like he's going to go undrafted.