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April 26, 2009

In the fifth round: It's Smokey's great-nephew

Robinson3 Cool fact about Duke Robinson, the Panthers' fifth-round draft pick, an offensive guard from Oklahoma: He's the great-nephew of Motown great Smokey Robinson. Duke Robinson is the first offensive lineman taken by the Panthers in the draft.

Sounds funny, Carolina gets Duke. -- David Scott

Posted by Observer Sports on April 26, 2009 at 03:27 PM | Permalink

Comments

Finally!!!! we got great offensive guard now!! I don't know why he fall so far! but we are lucky to get him

Posted by: Sean | Apr 26, 2009 3:28:58 PM

FINALLY a good offensive lineman!

Posted by: Ben | Apr 26, 2009 3:29:29 PM

FINALLY a good offensive lineman!

Posted by: Ben | Apr 26, 2009 3:29:30 PM

best pick so far

Posted by: Phil | Apr 26, 2009 3:30:31 PM

Great draft so far. Now, get Brian Hoyer(QB, Mich. St.) with pick 202

Posted by: kelz | Apr 26, 2009 3:31:07 PM

Thank goodness...we got lucky he was still left; real lucky.

Posted by: Michael | Apr 26, 2009 3:31:56 PM

Great pick! What about Ball State QB Nate Davis now?

Posted by: Drew | Apr 26, 2009 3:34:36 PM

Scouts Inc. rates Robinson below-average for Character. Had a pair of suspensions in '08 for disciplinary reasons. Might be why he fell. Not like Fox/Hurney to take a non-character guy.

Posted by: Jeff | Apr 26, 2009 3:35:44 PM

A QB? Quit dreaming. Matt Moore went 2-1 with the one loss a ref-thrown game against Dallas, and he hasn't had a fair shot to win the job yet. More OL help makes sense.

Posted by: Phil | Apr 26, 2009 3:36:06 PM

This guy is going to be a monster on running downs.

Posted by: kelz | Apr 26, 2009 3:37:24 PM

screw carolina and duke, go state!!!

Posted by: jerry o'quinn | Apr 26, 2009 3:37:32 PM

??????

Posted by: E. | Apr 26, 2009 3:40:41 PM

great fit for the panthers. a big road grater who's played against high quality competition

Posted by: Reid | Apr 26, 2009 3:42:26 PM

Interesting how Panthers go in opposite directions drafting high character (Everette Brown, Tony Fiametta) and questionable character players (I won't mention anyone in particular). They place a lot of trust in their system and players. I've been impressed so far. They have addressed needs on both lines, CB, and RB/FB. Well done. Go Panthers!

Posted by: Dave | Apr 26, 2009 3:44:56 PM

Its really funny cause earlier everyone was pouting we didn't draft him in like the fourth round.

I LOVE THIS DRAFT! Major kudos Hurney and Fox!

Posted by: Gamble20 | Apr 26, 2009 3:45:41 PM

This is exactly the right time to be shopping for OL backup help. I know nothing about Duke Robinson but the timing is about right.

I wasn't expecting much from this draft, but the Panthers seem to have a plan and are surprising me by addressing their needs.

I have gotten over their trading the 2010 first round pick. I was shocked at first, but the future is now for Fox and Hurney. This team is built to win now, and in that context, the deal makes sense.

Posted by: DBM LA | Apr 26, 2009 3:45:41 PM

A QB? Quit dreaming. Matt Moore went 2-1 with the one loss a ref-thrown game against Dallas, and he hasn't had a fair shot to win the job yet. More OL help makes sense.

Posted by: Phil | Apr 26, 2009 3:36:06 PM

If the Panther's can find value at OL when they pick again in Rd 6, then I am all for it. It just seems to me that there are a number of potential quarterbacking talents left in the pool, any of which would be an outstanding value pick and eventually, a possible replacement for Jake, should any sort of professional development take place.

Posted by: kelz | Apr 26, 2009 3:46:55 PM

Ricky Jean-Francois DT from LSU still available and Captain Munnerlyn CB from South Carolina!! Sounds like either would solidify a solid draft in 09 with a 6th round pick

Posted by: wowo | Apr 26, 2009 3:51:40 PM

How about T Jason Watkins from Florida? We could still use more OL depth

Posted by: TheWizard | Apr 26, 2009 3:57:38 PM

I love our draft so far.

Posted by: Zach | Apr 26, 2009 4:00:03 PM

Would we have taken Jamon Meredith instead had he not gone one spot earlier? Seems to be a better character guy

Posted by: patrick | Apr 26, 2009 4:04:26 PM

Phil, Moore's wins came in starts where: a. Tampa wasn't even trying to win and rested all of their starters, and b. where Seattle's offense was even worse than our own. 13 points isn't going to get it done.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Apr 26, 2009 4:16:56 PM

Yea, H & F just maybe using their heads this go round !!

Posted by: nasty704 | Apr 26, 2009 4:29:26 PM

Like it's been said guy's "The Future Is NOW !! There's a whole lotta talent below the 2nd rnd.

Posted by: nasty704 | Apr 26, 2009 4:35:51 PM

The season Moore started the final games, we still had Foster at RB, Drew Carter was one of the best WR after Smith, and the O line wasn't nearly as good as it was last year. I think 13 points was pretty decent given what he had around him no matter who they played.

Posted by: huntergates | Apr 26, 2009 4:44:04 PM

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