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2021 Panther Draft Choices

Discussion in 'Carolina Panthers' started by dig-it, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Cyberjag

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    The first three picks are going to be Lawrence, Wilson, and Jones. Lance and Fields will go top 10 as well, and someone (Mond, Trask) will sneak into the back of the first round.
     
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    Hmmmm
    From GBNreport:

    Mixed bag of sorts at Sewell pro day … Its been kind of a mixed bag for Oregon OT Penei Sewell at the Ducks’ pro day today. Accoring to reports from the Senior Bowl’s Jim Nagy, Sewell came in a tad shorter than expected at just under 6-5, 331 – he had been listed at 6-6 in the team’s program. However, that’s no big deal. What could be a bigger deal, though is the fact that he actually has relatively short arms at just over 33 inches, compared with the gold standard of over 35. Sewell, though, does have huge mitts at almsot 10-5 inches. Sewell also impressed with 30 reps in the bench press, but neither of jumps – 28 inches in the vertical and 9-1 in the long jump were particularly impressive for an elite OT. The first 4 OTs taken in the opening round of the 2020 draft, for example, had an average vertical of around 33 inches. At the same time, Sewell’s 40-time is being reported as somewhere in the 5.1 range. Again not bad for a big OL, but in comparison, Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater, the other top 10 type OL prospect in this year’s draft class, ran the 40 in under 4.9. Same story in the agility drills in which Sewell had times of 4.68 seconds in the short shuttle and 7.70 in the 3-cone both of which would have been among the leaders at the 2020 combine. Again, though, Sewell’s 3-cone time was significantly slower than Slater’s 7.48 clocking in the same discipline. We’ll see how NFL types interpret to these numbers, but they certainly weren’t the blow your socks off type figures a lot of analysts were expecting.
     
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    I still don't buy that the 49ERs have moved up to 3 to take a QB they likely could have gotten where they were originally picking.
     
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    Sewell will be the first OL taken and he’s very likely not to drop any lower than 7. He’s a beast and when an athlete is a “man among boys” he dominates regardless of any measurable.
    Ask anyone who fought Mike Tyson about his measured lack of reach. Shorter arms or not he’d put you on the ground.
    Sewell will not fall to 8 because his arms are 2 inches shorter than some team would prefer, he can’t jump high, or his 3-cone is slower than someone else. He’s the most dominant OL in the draft <period>
     
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    Fans and the media place a shit-ton of value on mobility and the ability to break off 10 yard runs at the QB position, so we all think Jones is the worst of the big QB prospects. GMs and coaches want a QB who can stand in the pocket and make all the throws, who makes great decisions, and who can go through his reads quickly. Mac Jones is possibly the best at all of those traits this year, and he put up absurd numbers against SEC defenses. There's no way he was ever going to drop out of the top 10, it's just that fans and sportswriters are finally starting to realize that.
     
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    I honestly don't think he would have gone top ten with the players available before him.
     
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    And yet he's probably going 3rd. All it takes is one GM or Coach who thinks he's worth it.
     
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    It will be telling how the draft actually plays out. . .. To me it’s very similar to the fucking ongoing vaccine circus. The mainstream media hypes four vaccines (one is temporarily on the sideline), and then there is the pure and proven immune system of a healthy human being.
    The later would be Lawrence, and the prior would be lesser tested fabrications that the sports media wants to sell us all on (Wilson, Fields, Jones and Lance). Yes, one or two might help and be a cure for a while (or maybe in time) . .. or they could bust and have adverse affects on the system they’re injected into. What does the sports media care? Others are taking all the risk. All the “experts” and talking heads aren’t invested personally. Unless they are super gullible, careless or just plain stupid very few of them will put any skin in the game (literally).
    So the actual organizations who do have skin in the game and will invest as much unbiased accurate research into every player and pick will give the rest of us the deal. .. A clearer picture of what those directly affected genuinely believe.
     
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    I wonder if jones would be in the conversation at all if he had played for a smaller (less talented) program.
    Think of all the first round NFL level talent that he had the luxury of being surrounded by. .. and the legendary coaching staff that catered to his strengths and weaknesses.
    The guy by himself is not a first round talent. .. I just see him as a smart (and very fortunate) system guy. He’ll be like some well run teams version of Alex Smith at best. Will never be elite
     
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    I would take Pitts over any of the quarterbacks not named Trevor Lawerence.



    Lance to SF seems very likely to me. That would explain why they want to keep Jimmy G around for another season. The Panthers will end up with a GREAT player if they just stay at #8, so hopefully King David doesn't fuck it up.
     

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