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Better Know a Prospect - Joel Bitonio

Mar 06 2014 08:42 AM Zod Carolina Panthers
Over the next few weeks I will be highlighting players I would like to see in a Carolina Panthers uniform.

Joel Bitonio is one of those guys.


Joel Bitonio
6-4
302 Pounds
5th year senior out of Nevada.

Bitonio showed both the intelligence and tenacity that propel players into a solid NFL career.

He performed better than originally expected at the combine, shooting him up to possibly the second but more likely third round.

Why the Panthers need him:

- Bitonio can play any position on the line
- Finishes blocks with conviction. Known to have a mean streak.
- Does not give up on plays or take plays off.
- One of the fastest offensive line players in the draft. Would like to see him down field in front of Cam on designed runs.
- Earned starting spot his Sophomore year. Not intimidated by established players.

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Yeh, being versatile is great here. Our line has had major problems staying healthy as of late.
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I'm sold.  He looks familiar too.

 

 

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I think that seals Mr Scot's approval.

Could be a really good player, but not a guy I'd spend the 28th overall pick on.

Could be a really good player, but not a guy I'd spend the 28th overall pick on.

 

He is projected late 2nd - 3rd round.

Bitioni reminds me of Bakhtiari last year.

 

I like him, Billy Turner, Jack Mewhort, and Morgan Moses for us on the line.  

Bitonio plays mean and hard, but not dirty. So you can take him off New Orleans and New England's draft board.

He is projected late 2nd - 3rd round.


Which would probably work out. Finding a guy that could maybe start his first year and definitely start his second year is hard to do moving out of the first round.

So what's his pro comparison? Gross?

I'd take him in the 2nd or 3rd if we get a WR in the first and address CB through FA somehow. All part of the puzzle to see where each positional need fits in the draft and FA. Damn I can't wait.

I'm sold.  He looks familiar too.

 

 

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So what's his pro comparison? Gross?

 

He isn't projected as a top teir LT. More likely a stud guard or RT. We won't be finding a Jordan Gross at our drafting position, so we might as well get a top tier player at another position that is still in dire need.

I'm sold. He looks familiar too.


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Would you rather have this guy or billy lee tuttle, I mean billy turner. Or how about both?
I'd love to have him.

Interesting pick, impressive top performer.

 

I like the "seeks to bury defenders"

http://www.nfl.com/c...onio?id=2543737

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I think that seals Mr Scot's approval.


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I like the idea of a guy who could be another good second level blocker. Ryan Kalil is fantastic at that. Imagine if he had more help.
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Would love to trade back a few spots in the 1st with a QB needy team and pick up an extra 3rd. 

 

2nd) WR- Kelvin Benjamin

2nd) OT- Billy Turner

3rd) OT/OG- Joel Bitonio

3rd) CB- Pierre Desir

I got on his bandwagon at the combine--where his stock rose.   He is a good fit for our system and he is mature (someone said that Gettlemen does not like to draft underclassmen). 

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He'd be a gem for us at RT.

I like him, but he's kind of small.  Not sure if he qualifies as a "hogmollie"

Little light to play G, and not really a road grader for RT, but seems like a good player, I'm in for any help up front.