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  1. Answer: I think the Panthers’ pick will either be Florida State defensive end Brian Burns, Oklahoma offensive lineman Cody Ford, or Clemsondefensive tackle Christian Wilkins. I would be fine with any of these 3.
  2. With our cap space I do t honk he would play for vet minimum.
  3. Hey if they want a first round pick let’s give them Vernon Butler.
  4. Here is the direction I want to go. They are talking day 2. I still think that is too early for him. But in the 3rd I could get behind. I would prefer pick 100. But if it has to be 77 so be it. But st least use the first 2 rounds to fill some holes. Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern Of the non-first-round quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft, I think Thorson has the most potential to surprise as a pro. He could be a second-day pick, and I think he has the potential to be the next steal from Day 2 to become a good starting quarterback. Thorson has shown that he has pro potential in terms of his skill set. He can throw the deep out with a fastball that can be fit into tight windows. Thorson also has a quick delivery, but is a bit too mechanical. Scouts say that he has a strong arm and is smart and athletic while also being a leader with excellent intangibles. As a passer, Thorson has a lot of natural talent and development that is impressive. What really stands out his ability to stand tall in the pocket, read the field, work through his progressions, and deliver the ball. Thorson really has advanced field vision for a quarterback. He is not the type to run if his first target is covered, and he is comfortable working off his primary read. Thorson has good size, pocket presence, and a strong arm. Thorson makes some throws with great accuracy, but there are throws that get away from him and he needs to become more consistent. His supporting cast at Northwestern was awful, so that hurt his accuracy as well. Multiple team sources thought that Thorson would become a first-round pick early in his career. However his knee injury at the end of his junior year, not producing huge numbers, and some ugly throws here and there have him as a second-day pick. In this analyst's opinion, Thorson will be a massive steal. If he had played at Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, or another major program with talent around him, I think he would be a clear-cut first-round pick. I think Thorson will go on the second day of the 2019 NFL Draft, and no lower than the fourth round. He could be a steal and become a good starting quarterback in the NFL.
  5. Gil Brant has him at 52 on his latest rankings. RANK 52 Will Grier, QB School: West Virginia | Year: Senior (RS)
  6. Hell yeah! 16. Carolina: Montez Sweat, edge rusher, Mississippi State “Don’t put him in the first round,” one smart guy told me Sunday afternoon. “So many teams are afraid of him.” Some teams are worried about a heart condition discovered in Sweat after the season, and NFL Network reported Sweat has been taken off some teams’ draft boards. One GM told me Saturday: “We think it’s an issue, but we’ve been told if we keep a close eye on it, he can play. This is the kind of thing that different teams will have different opinions on.” Another GM told me he thought Sweat’s upside, if healthy, is better than Nick Bosa’s. With the retirement of Julius Peppers, Sweat would be a perfect addition to an edge-rush-needy team—if GM Marty Hurney can get past the worry over Sweat’s ticker.
  7. I have come around to the fact of taking line man in the first round. Hell the last time we got a lineman in the first round it was when we traded back into the first round to get Otah in 2008. We just need to get the pick right and not bust.
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