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Could the Safety Answer already be on the roster?

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No this isn’t about Gaulden. But another unheralded free agent option.

 

QUIN BLANDINGCAROLINA PANTHERS

Quin Blanding went undrafted out of Virginia following a productive 2017 season with the Cavaliers. He found his way to Carolina in 2018 and could be in line for meaningful snaps this season. Blanding currently sits behind Eric Reidand Rashaan Gaulden on the depth chart, but his play could be too hard to overlook this offseason.

Although he didn’t log any NFL snaps last season, he came out of Virginia after producing an 84.3 overall grade — eighth among draft-eligible safeties. He missed only 11 tackles on 144 tackle attempts and allowed only 21 receptions with eight combined interceptions and pass breakups. @PFF_Panthers: Quin Blanding didn’t log a snap as a UDFA for the #Panthers last season, but that doesn’t mean he should be overlooked. In his final season at Virginia, Blanding  allowed just one TD while snagging four INTS in coverage. 
https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-the-promising-undrafted-free-agents-of-2018-that-shouldnt-be-overlooked

I don’t know much about the kid but seeing as he didn’t log a single snap last season but we retained him must mean there is something there. What say you!

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Long shot to start but it would ne nice if he did make the most of his opportunity.

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Thought he was a scrappy PG at Duke but would he leave his gig as HC for the Utah Jazz to play safety for us?

 

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I think our Safety answer is dependent on signing a DL.  If we miss out on McCoy/Bailey, we will try harder on a FA S available.  If we get McCoy, our goal may be to just overwhelm their OL and not rely on our secondary to have to hold them very long.

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2 hours ago, micnificent28 said:

No this isn’t about Gaulden. But another unheralded free agent option.

 

QUIN BLANDINGCAROLINA PANTHERS

Quin Blanding went undrafted out of Virginia following a productive 2017 season with the Cavaliers. He found his way to Carolina in 2018 and could be in line for meaningful snaps this season. Blanding currently sits behind Eric Reidand Rashaan Gaulden on the depth chart, but his play could be too hard to overlook this offseason.

Although he didn’t log any NFL snaps last season, he came out of Virginia after producing an 84.3 overall grade — eighth among draft-eligible safeties. He missed only 11 tackles on 144 tackle attempts and allowed only 21 receptions with eight combined interceptions and pass breakups. @PFF_Panthers: Quin Blanding didn’t log a snap as a UDFA for the #Panthers last season, but that doesn’t mean he should be overlooked. In his final season at Virginia, Blanding  allowed just one TD while snagging four INTS in coverage. 
https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-the-promising-undrafted-free-agents-of-2018-that-shouldnt-be-overlooked

I don’t know much about the kid but seeing as he didn’t log a single snap last season but we retained him must mean there is something there. What say you!

-per pff

 

I’m pretty sure he was a UDFA for the Falcons and just didn’t make it past roster cuts. Did we not pick him up recently?

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24 minutes ago, Seoul_Panther said:

I’m pretty sure he was a UDFA for the Falcons and just didn’t make it past roster cuts. Did we not pick him up recently?

No idea... was hoping someone more in the loop could tell us all something I didnt know.

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TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an undrafted free agent by Washington (5/1/18)...Waived by Washington (9/1/18)...Signed a reserve future contract with Carolina (12/31/18).

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I think Quinn. Is more of a depth SS.  As for FS my dark horse pick is Kai Nacua out of BYU.  He has the best athleticism of all the JAGS in the secondary.  And has been a ball hawk anywhere he goes.  No, I doubt he starts but a possible depth piece. 

 

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Blanding is more a pursue and tackle type that is more fitting of a SS rather than the ball hawking coverage safety that we are looking for.  I do hope he's our top #2 SS though.

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35 minutes ago, Black&BlueBubba said:

I think Quinn. Is more of a depth SS.  As for FS my dark horse pick is Kai Nacua out of BYU.  He has the best athleticism of all the JAGS in the secondary.  And has been a ball hawk anywhere he goes.  No, I doubt he starts but a possible depth piece. 

 

So you think he'll bump Colin Jones out of a roster spot?  I doubt we carry more than four safeties.  Jones has had that reserve FS spot on lock down for a while; not so much because of his safety skills, but because he's our ST captain.

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On 5/24/2019 at 6:53 PM, micnificent28 said:

No this isn’t about Gaulden. But another unheralded free agent option.

 

QUIN BLANDINGCAROLINA PANTHERS

Quin Blanding went undrafted out of Virginia following a productive 2017 season with the Cavaliers. He found his way to Carolina in 2018 and could be in line for meaningful snaps this season. Blanding currently sits behind Eric Reidand Rashaan Gaulden on the depth chart, but his play could be too hard to overlook this offseason.

Although he didn’t log any NFL snaps last season, he came out of Virginia after producing an 84.3 overall grade — eighth among draft-eligible safeties. He missed only 11 tackles on 144 tackle attempts and allowed only 21 receptions with eight combined interceptions and pass breakups. @PFF_Panthers: Quin Blanding didn’t log a snap as a UDFA for the #Panthers last season, but that doesn’t mean he should be overlooked. In his final season at Virginia, Blanding  allowed just one TD while snagging four INTS in coverage. 
https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-the-promising-undrafted-free-agents-of-2018-that-shouldnt-be-overlooked

I don’t know much about the kid but seeing as he didn’t log a single snap last season but we retained him must mean there is something there. What say you!

-per pff

 

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Let's see him on special teams first. If you are a back up safety or linebacker and aren't working on special teams, you probably won't make it through final cuts of training camp, much less pushing for a starting spot.

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