Comments on: NFL Draft Prospect Videos and More Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:01:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 By: Brad http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-486 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 03:25:41 +0000 http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-486 The way Richardson treats brees and manning imagine what he would do to Newton haha!

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By: Ryan Lownes http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-485 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 21:43:56 +0000 http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-485 Who in the world would consider trading up to this 1st Pick? There is absolutely no trade market for the pick. If the Panthers wanted to get rid of it the only way that MIGHT work would be letting the 10 minute clock run out. Also, what project QB do the Panthers have? 2010 6th Rounder Tony Pike? Jimmy Clausen was a guy that came to the league from a pro-style offense with good throwing mechanics, if he was a guy that had the talent to play in the league he should be able to fit in relatively early. I think he still has the talent, but I don’t know that he the mental makeup to lead a team and win games in the NFL. To consider Carolina’s taking a QB with the 1st pick, you have to acknowledge it’s not like Clausen was any kind of a big investment, earning roughly $750,000 a year. They were already committed to leaving Clausen if Andrew Luck had declared.

As soon as Carolina goes after that cheap veteran I’ll be changing my tune. The whole point of writing the article was because the pick is wide open at this point. With QB being the teams obvious achilles heel, the position is likely to be the team’s first priority. As it stands right now, it’s the biggest question mark for the Panthers. I don’t see them going after Cam if they go out and sign a QB. If I were that stubborn I don’t think I’d have chosen to include and profile four different players.

Also, I’m fine with people grading Newton outside the Top 15-20, I can see why. Still, I’m pretty sure at this point that he’ll be the first QB drafted, likely among the draft’s Top 5 picks. If Carolina doesn’t take him, Buffalo and Arizona also look like great landing spots for him. Personally, I think the character issues are just a little overblown by fans and his upside exceeds perhaps any other player in this draft class. He’s got a ways to go, though, before I feel comfortable putting him on the field. Could really thrive if given 8-16 games with the clipboard.

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By: Stefan http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-484 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 21:09:06 +0000 http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-484 The panthers will try to trade the pick, if they can’t they will draft Fairley. Yes there are concerns, but Rivera is a disciplinarian he will mold Nick into a beast. If the panthers go after a qb, it will be a cheap veteran most likely Billy Volek.

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By: stefan http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-483 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:52:18 +0000 http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-483 So you don’t want to post my previous comment? Why would the Panthers draft another qb project??? You forget that Clausen was Hurney’s call, Hurney is still GM… despite the horrible season they will try to work with Clausen and bring in a veteran qb. Quit sucking off Newton, he will be lucky to be drafted in the top 15.

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By: Ryan Lownes http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-482 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:19:18 +0000 http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-482 “Biggest problem was and will be QB play” – “Pair that with the 1-2 punch of Deangelo (also not healthy this year), and J-Stew, you have a formidable offense” …. I don’t think you can try to say their biggest problem is and will be the QB position then claim to have a formidable offense. They were 13th in the league running the ball, yet dead last in passing which dragged them down to dead last in the NFL in total offense. They have some pieces there, as you mentioned on the OL and RB, but the main thing holding the Carolina Panthers back from winning this past year & next year (if they choose not to address it.)

I made the comment about the team being able to upgrade anywhere as it relates to the 1st Overall pick. You listed the team strengths, but consider the weaknesses at QB, DT, WR, TE, CB, DE, OLB, and RG. All the players I listed above in my article fill big voids for Carolina. In fact, the Top 10 players on my current board all would fill needs for your Panthers. So their team needs really can’t help you narrow down the prospects Carolina could pick at #1. There isn’t a #1 Overall caliber MLB or RB out there, so there isn’t anyone you can simply write-off.

Additionally, I think the Panthers will face the task of identifying Cameron Newton’s actual character concerns. Personally, it looks to me like Cecil Newton is the guy with all the red flags. If Cam continues to let his Dad pull the strings, however, it may convince the league of his lack of maturity. Still, you sit the guy down in a room one-on-one and get a feel for him as a person. A lot of people have found the guy to have a charming personality with a passion for the game. I think you need to sit him down and get a feel for how coachable the guy is and what he’s got right now in terms of a football IQ. I expect we’ll hear some feedback from coaches/scouts on Newton’s character & personality by March or so.

Out of this group, I personally think Nick Fairley has the most concerning character. He’ll still likely be drafted Top 5, but at 1st Overall his professionalism and intelligence has to be a big concern. I really just have a hard time envisioning him convince the Panthers (with words) that he’s the right pick for them at #1. Will probably come down to Bowers and Newton (assuming Cam makes the right moves from now to April.)

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By: Tango Willie http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-481 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:08:36 +0000 http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=6977#comment-481 Newton will NEVER happen in Carolina. Owner Jerry Richardson places a PREMIUM on character, and by all accounts that is an issue with the Newton family.

Additionally your notion that the panthers need an upgrade at just about every position is absurd. They had 3 pro bowlers this years. LG, C, and MLB, are all strengths. Actually, when healthy their OL has a whole is one of the best in the NFC. They were not healthy this year. Pair that with the 1-2 punch of Deangelo (also not healthy this year), and J-Stew, you have a formidable offense. Panthers issues the last few years was the meddling, conservative, stubborn head coach. Panthers have the talent to open it up with some offensive creativity. Biggest problem was and will be QB play. That determines everything.

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