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We need to ditch drafting BPA and start drafting for need instead.

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Yes, I said it! All these years we hear over and over again about how drafting BPA is ALWAYS the way to go, I’m starting to disagree. Sure, don’t get me wrong, drafting BPA has landed us great players like Luke and CMC but guess what, we are still a bad football team. We HAVE to rebuild this O line, we HAVE to. In fact it’s so bad that if the choice comes down to a perennial pro bowl WR or a pretty good LT, take the LT all day long!

It seems that all you accomplish by drafting BPA is having pro bowl level players on a bad football team. I mean case in point CMC, CMC is a MVP level type of player on a 5-7 football team currently, he was also BPA. Luke Kuechly, a future HOFer on a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in three years, see where I’m going?

The bottom line is, instead of trying to draft BPAs and land future HOFers at positions we don’t really need, let’s try instead to draft ok to pretty dang decent players at positions we are in desperate need of. Because BPA you just land great players yes that will put up godly stats but overall doesn’t translate to more wins or consistent success

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Explain the logic to me of putting modern premium gas in an original model T Ford.

Our problems are not talent deficiency, it's creativity deficiency, years of ignoring positions in the draft because the coaching staff refuses to acknowledge their significance, and injuries.

And as bad as you think the oline is, the dline is in no better shape.

I estimate at least a three year rebuild.

And I thought that before this season and have no faith we are any closer, so strap in, find a college team to root for or join me in supporting the NHL Canes, and hope to hell Tepper gets this one right.

 

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I’m not convinced that passing up Pro Bowlers for Rashaan Gauldens and Greg Littles is the way to go either but the new GM can decide that  

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Um

So do what Hurney has been doing

 

Drafting for need got you Gaulden

Drafting for need gave up a 3rd rd pick to move up for Little.

Drafting for need got you Will Grier when you had a younger version of him with Allen. When there were other guys at positions of need available.

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No, we need to draft best player, but that player has to fit our scheme.  Step 1 is firing ron and getting a guy in who can decide what our scheme going forward is.

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We did draft for need

We had the worst EDGE rotation in the NFL, and the worst wide receivers, and now we have future pro bowlers in Moore and Burns

It's not translating into wins because Cam Newton is injured, and 90% of teams will struggle without their franchise quarterback healthy

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Isn't that how we got grier?

We have been. We don't do BPA anymore. Even CMC was drafting for need. Drafting both him and Samuel back to back was an attempt to get speedy playmakers that were much needed.

It's been a long time since we went pure BPA.

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Hurney has drafted for need practically every year and that's why the talent across the team is low.  We hit a few studs, but a lot of misses.

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Our whole scouting dept needs a overhaul. I’m tired of these projects we draft and try to coach up to a different position. 

This coaching staff can’t  maximize a player like  Luke or Burns  much less coach up a player like Gaulden 

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1 hour ago, PanthersNC1984 said:

Yes, I said it! All these years we hear over and over again about how drafting BPA is ALWAYS the way to go, I’m starting to disagree. Sure, don’t get me wrong, drafting BPA has landed us great players like Luke and CMC but guess what, we are still a bad football team. We HAVE to rebuild this O line, we HAVE to. In fact it’s so bad that if the choice comes down to a perennial pro bowl WR or a pretty good LT, take the LT all day long!

It seems that all you accomplish by drafting BPA is having pro bowl level players on a bad football team. I mean case in point CMC, CMC is a MVP level type of player on a 5-7 football team currently, he was also BPA. Luke Kuechly, a future HOFer on a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in three years, see where I’m going?

The bottom line is, instead of trying to draft BPAs and land future HOFers at positions we don’t really need, let’s try instead to draft ok to pretty dang decent players at positions we are in desperate need of. Because BPA you just land great players yes that will put up godly stats but overall doesn’t translate to more wins or consistent success

Please stop saying LT. We’ve got Moton, Daley and Little. That should be enough to get us by for now.

Interior OL is awful. We’ve needed to improve that since we let Norwell go and knew Kalil was retiring. Paradis was a nice try but unfortunately Elway was right. It was also probably a dumb move considering the depth at C in the draft (was better in 2018) to assume that both Williams and Paradis would be anchors given their severe leg injuries.

Also, like the Saints showed us, yet again, you can get a stud C in the 2nd like we did with Kalil.

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1 hour ago, PanthersNC1984 said:

Yes, I said it! All these years we hear over and over again about how drafting BPA is ALWAYS the way to go, I’m starting to disagree. Sure, don’t get me wrong, drafting BPA has landed us great players like Luke and CMC but guess what, we are still a bad football team. We HAVE to rebuild this O line, we HAVE to. In fact it’s so bad that if the choice comes down to a perennial pro bowl WR or a pretty good LT, take the LT all day long!

It seems that all you accomplish by drafting BPA is having pro bowl level players on a bad football team. I mean case in point CMC, CMC is a MVP level type of player on a 5-7 football team currently, he was also BPA. Luke Kuechly, a future HOFer on a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in three years, see where I’m going?

The bottom line is, instead of trying to draft BPAs and land future HOFers at positions we don’t really need, let’s try instead to draft ok to pretty dang decent players at positions we are in desperate need of. Because BPA you just land great players yes that will put up godly stats but overall doesn’t translate to more wins or consistent success

We have been drafting for needs. CMC, Moore, Donte, Little, Burns, Samuel were all needs. I hope you know that. CMC was BPA+need. Stewart was old as crap and every panthers fan wanted Leonard Fournette. Maybe we should start drafting for BPA instead of need.

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