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Source: Panthers Open to Drafting Quarterback With No. 8 Pick


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FWIW, I don't think one will fall to us, but someone great will. We'll have a shot at a generational talent at 8. I think that's why the FO was unwilling to trade away picks this year. We probably won't see a draft this deep at all of our areas of need again anytime soon. 

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We need to figure out QB long term. Darnold has a small chance to be that guy, but very unlikely. A Fields or Lance at 8 has a better chance to be that guy. Added together our odds of finding that long term QB increase. I don't know why anyone would have any issues with this. Plus if we start Darnold this year and he's solid and then the rookie is ready at some point we can get our assets back for Darnold in another trade. If we like one of the top 4 QBs at 8 and he's there then that'll be a great pick. If not, then we're good looking at OT/CB/etc.

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18 minutes ago, 45catfan said:

Does Fields unseat Darnold most or all of next season, yes or no?   Simple answer.

Personally, I am against drafting a quarterback. Because  it will feel just like the Jets. As soon as Sam plays like poo, the fans will be screaming for the rookie. But I would pull a Kansas City and sit Justin all next season IFFF we were to draft him. But I am not for us drafting a QB. 

 

Answer: no 

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15 minutes ago, t96 said:

We need to figure out QB long term. Darnold has a small chance to be that guy, but very unlikely. A Fields or Lance at 8 has a better chance to be that guy. Added together our odds of finding that long term QB increase. I don't know why anyone would have any issues with this. Plus if we start Darnold this year and he's solid and then the rookie is ready at some point we can get our assets back for Darnold in another trade. If we like one of the top 4 QBs at 8 and he's there then that'll be a great pick. If not, then we're good looking at OT/CB/etc.

I agree. Get a fresh guy in here. Not a guy who has been abused by his former team and likely will not work out. 
Like Bridgewater Darnold has one season to prove he can be the guy. 
I wish the dude luck. 

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5 minutes ago, Panthero said:

Exactly. 

IMO, the Darnold trade was all about reading the tea leaves and seeing that #8 was likely too low to land a QB we like and the trade market to get in position to do so was too rich for our taste. I definitely don't think it takes us out of play on one of those QBs if they happen to be there at #8.

We're probably setting ourselves up to try the same approach the Seahawks did. They signed Matt Flynn in free agency after he showed out in GB in a couple of games then hedged that bet by drafting Russell Wilson in the 3rd. The rest is history. Wilson came in and won the job from day one and Matt Flynn pretty much disappeared as a footnote in NFL history. If things don't work out at #8, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see us draft a guy like Kellen Mond or Davis Mills later in the draft.

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11 minutes ago, CarolinaLivin said:

Personally, I am against drafting a quarterback. Because  it will feel just like the Jets. As soon as Sam plays like poo, the fans will be screaming for the rookie. But I would pull a Kansas City and sit Justin all next season IFFF we were to draft him. But I am not for us drafting a QB. 

 

Answer: no 

Ok, so you don't have a dog in the QB preference fight, you just don't want a QB at all.  Fair enough. 

I was merely pointing out that if we did draft Fields he's likely to sit anyhow (as you even stated) and one of the biggest knocks on Lance--he has to sit a year.  I could go on from there, but I'll leave it with that.

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It’s time for the Panthers to get the Left Tackle position taken care of and the 2021 NFL Draft presents the opportunity to do just that.
 
We may have our choice of offensive tackles, Penei Sewell |Oregon or Rashawn Slater | Northwestern.
 
Plus,it my be to our advantage to trade back in the draft and select the fast rising O.T.Christian Darrisaw | Virginia Tech.
 
I don’t think the right quarterback will drop to the Panthers in the first round, but despite the Darnold trade, it’s still a possibility to take one here.
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I mean yeah. Did we really think that next year’s second plus a couple late picks was the absolute cure for our QB position? If a talent falls you take him. If he and Darnold look good, trade one next year for a ransom. It’s too important of a position to simply roll the dice on QB who has struggled and assume we are good.

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32 minutes ago, 45catfan said:

So because they are not with their original team from 5-12 years ago, we should not take a QB if one is available?  You may want to contact the GMs for the Jags, Jets and 49ers and tell them not to bother.

You told me that it was "objectively" untrue that QBs are a 50/50 proposition at best. That's 22 QBs. At best, you can say Stafford, Bradford, Newton, Luck, Goff, and maybe Wentz weren't busts with the teams that drafted them. Bradford and Wentz are stretches, and the Rams have already jettisoned Goff in search of an upgrade. 

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