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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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Brag about your BPA philosophy.


Get to later rounds.


Panic that you haven't addressed your needs.


Reach for a player with great value on the board.


Pick itself isn't atrocious but it could be kind of a scary indicator of whats to come. Marty used to pull that absolute same crap. Boast about your secretive highly educated draft wise plan of going by your board. Then getting to the later rounds, panicking, and hoping late round draft picks can come in and start for you.


We'll see if it's an aberration or a trend.


If this were a need pick we'd have taken Jones or a guy who can come right in and play. This is more of a developmental pick, indicating it's not a panic move to fill a need.
This dood was no where near BPA

San Fran showing teams how to build a winning team.
At first I was kinda WTF. But after reading about him I feel better. Big guy that can move and help with power running.
I feel like the intelligent posters understand why these picks are needed and are in fact good picks.

If this were a need pick we'd have taken Jones or a guy who can come right in and play. This is more of a developmental pick, indicating it's not a panic move to fill a need.


Even if it is a development pick he probably beats Hangartner for the starting job anyway.

Brag about your BPA philosophy.


Get to later rounds.


Panic that you haven't addressed your needs.


Reach for a player with great value on the board.


Pick itself isn't atrocious but it could be kind of a scary indicator of whats to come. Marty used to pull that absolute same crap. Boast about your secretive highly educated draft wise plan of going by your board. Then getting to the later rounds, panicking, and hoping late round draft picks can come in and start for you.


We'll see if it's an aberration or a trend.


There's nothing implying or indicating this was a panic pick. If it were a panic pick, it'd have been someone like B. Jones or one of those other OGs that were "rated higher". If anything this pick screams "I know who I like and internet scouts and talking hairdos be damned. I'm taking the guy I think will be the better NFL player".
He'll take Hangfuger's job before week 1

This dood was no where near BPA

San Fran showing teams how to build a winning team.


Yes because Eric Reid was such a wise pick in the first round.

1. Chill the fug out, its not the end of the world the board went down for 30 minutes. Wow drink a couple beers, chill out and then come post. It's not a big deal. We are lucky to have this place.

2. All the people overreacting need to chill the F out. This is a solid pick. The guy had ZERO sacks against him in his college career and he is raw. We are building for the future.

CHILL THE fug OUT

Even if it is a development pick he probably beats Hangartner for the starting job anyway.


If this kid starts day 1 it is a huge testament to how terrible Marty left us in terms of OL.
It may be needed but,i think there were better ol prospects on the board.

I feel like the intelligent posters understand why these picks are needed and are in fact good picks.


Shhhhh, Growl will hear you.
Razor Hates this, and ive noticed he hasn't posted much, but this pick is one step closer to bringing DoubleTrouble back to life!

No more Read Option every other play.

We got the talent in the back field, now Gettleman is allowing us to use those talents and COMPETE. Screw a saftey. I want DoubleTrouble.

Yeah, right. You are a photographer. I am a developer on the PHP team, manage over 50 different servers, and have been working in the web field for 15 years. I have web tools that average 15k hits per hour. So go ahead and talk out of your ass.

Would you be interested in starting another panther forum?

I have some familiarity with managing phpbb and vbulletin forums and work from home.
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Apr 27 2013 12:55 PM
Not a fan of the pick but I trust Gettleman.

Yes because Eric Reid was such a wise pick in the first round.


Umm eric reid was a stud. Late riser.

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


So why is everyone acting surprised about this draft?


We expected one big hog in the 2nd maybe another in the 5th. We got two DTs and a guy with grainy film.

We currently drafted the lowest rated player in the 4th round so far


OH NOEZ!

Shhhhh, Growl will hear you.

I really likes Growls opinions, but hes been a little grumpy about this draft. lol. Hence the name growl
Not the pick I would've made, but definitely a position of need and he sounds promising. I would've preferred someone like Jones who was more NFL ready, but if they think this guy can be great then I hope they're right.

He'll take Hangfuger's job before week 1


Not really saying a lot lol
Hmm, no need to high jack the forum with a back and forth rumble. You don't know squat.

Not a fan of the pick but I trust Gettleman.

If this kid comes out of the gate and is an amazing run blocking gaurd for us everyone will be singing Gettledog's praises like there is no tomorrow.

This dood was no where near BPA

San Fran showing teams how to build a winning team.


That's easy when you have 13 or more picks and only 5 or 6 will make the team. We're not in the same situation. Be reasonable. Piggy needed to be replaced and we got a potential good player for the scheme. A lot of other guards and tackle don't fit a power scheme. Everybody talks about B.Jones but he isn't suited in a power scheme. Yes, he played at Alabama and is versatile, but he isn't strong. He could excel in college on technique only and needed a lot of help when they played good nose tackles.

We finally agree



I am not impressed