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Dorial Green-Beckham: If he falls to us on the clock in 2nd

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I was reading an article by Chris Piemonte on NFL Spin Zone, and I thought it was going to say how the Panthers should draft Dorial Green-Beckham in the first. I had heard it all before, but the author kind of flipped the script by expressly mentioning DGB in reference to the second round.

 

Dorial Green-Beckham may have his share of off-the-field issues, but if he’s available when the Panthers are up to make their second round pick, they must select him. Talent like his is extremely rare. And to get him in the second round could wind up being one of the biggest steals of the draft.

 

 

Now I have heard Huddlers reject the notion that the Panthers would draft DGB in the first because of the character concerns. Inherent in that belief for many is that we wouldn't draft him in any round for those reasons.  As for me, I believe that G-man is going to look at potential personnel on a case by case basis. I don't believe  that G-man is going to dismiss drafting DGB out of hand, not only because it's not necessarily smart from a need-risk-reward-value perspective in reference to the team, but because Green-Beckham showed improvement by not getting into trouble going on a year now.  I think that things would be different if DGB didn't have the skills and upside to be a tremendous receiver in the NFL. Perhaps G-man wouldn't even give him a second thought.  But that's not the case or the world we live in, and it doesn't appear to be G-man's style to just skip doing his due diligence on DGB.  Now, of course, It's Richardson's team, but I would put money on the fact that if DGB is vetted and performs well leading up to the draft, and G-man gives him the thumbs up, then J-Rich will trust his GM to draft DGB in whatever round (regardless of Greg Hardy and Rae Carruth).  I would certainly think that G-man would be hard pressed to pass up on such a talent if DGB fell to us in the second, and wouldn't be that shocked if the closer that DGB gets to our selection that G-man would even pull the trigger on moving up. 

 

All that being said, it;s just a hypothetical.  From what I've  heard about DGB, I would be kind of surprised if he falls that deeply, but with Josh Gordon (and even Justin Blackmon) in the heads of NFL front offices, I certainly believe that there is a chance that DGB would be there for the taking.  If he is, and if I am to believe all the hoopla surrounding DGB's talent and sky high upside, then I almost have to think that he just may be the BPA at that point.  And, we all know what this may mean.

 

So, even if you hate the thought of DGB in the first, how about the second?  Do you believe it would cause a last minute re-calibration of the front office's thinking?  Perhaps getting a "steal" would outweigh the negatives at that point, if not in the first.

 

 

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our organization structure, from owner to coaches to players to city culture, is about as good of a landing spot for anyone who needs life coaching as you're gonna get.

 

i for one would love to see him lining up across from KB.

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This organization prefers marginal talent with high character over supreme talent with questionable character.

I call it the "Rae Reverberation" or the "Caruth Character Conundrum"

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Given that one of his issues was domestic violence related, I wouldn't be surprised if he's not even on our draft board.

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This organization prefers marginal talent with high character over supreme talent with questionable character.

I call it the "Rae Reverberation" or the "Caruth Character Conundrum"

 

Well, we did take Cam Newton #1 overall when the media was trying to crucify the kid.  I think we do our own research and then make the call.

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Well, we did take Cam Newton #1 overall when the media was trying to crucify the kid.  I think we do our own research and then make the call.

 

Ehhh... Cam stole a laptop.

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so, if he's there in the 2nd the Panthers are the only team that 'must' take him?  if he's a rare talent that we 'must' take, why 'mustn't' everyone take him in the 2nd?

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Ehhh... Cam stole a laptop.

 

I don't know what he did or didn't do and I honestly don't care.  My point was that we did take a guy with character concerns #1 overall after putting in the time to do our own research.  DGB is the type of talent that warrants doing a little digging into.

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Well, we did take Cam Newton #1 overall when the media was trying to crucify the kid. I think we do our own research and then make the call.

Not exactly the murderous women beating drug taking type though. But maybe Cam has a dark side?

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I would think we would be lucky if he was there in the first. no way he on the board in the second round. With that said we just dont have the guts to grab a player with his concerns. I think personally just on talent he is the best wr in the draft. But like someone said about rae....its always on jerrys mind. Seems to me with such a good org we should welcome a troubled kid in and try to turn his life around for the better with our great locker room.

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This organization prefers marginal talent with high character over supreme talent with questionable character.

I call it the "Rae Reverberation" or the "Caruth Character Conundrum"

That's ridiculously exaggerated.

Who have we drafted since Gettleman got here that you would call 'marginally talented'?

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Given that one of his issues was domestic violence related, I wouldn't be surprised if he's not even on our draft board.

And we wouldn't be the only team of whom that could be said.

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