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February 26, 2010

Panthers lose toss, but still win, will have 47th pick in Round 2 of draft

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Carolina Panthers will have the 47th pick in the second round of the NFL draft by virtue of an early-morning coin flip with the Tennessee Titans.

Panthers general manager Marty Hurney lost the coin flip with the Titans, but that affected Carolina's first-round selection, which was traded to San Francisco last year. As a result of the flip, the Titans will pick 16th and the 49ers 17th.

The draft order is reversed in subsequent rounds, meaning the Panthers (47th) will pick ahead of the Titans' selection (48th), in Round 2, which Tennessee already has dealt to New England.

The Titans and Panthers both finished 8-8 last season and were tied for strength of schedule, necessitating the tie-breaking coin flip.

Bottom line: It actually helped Carolina to lose the flip.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on February 26, 2010 at 10:02 AM | Permalink


Our 2nd round picks haven't been all terrible. Sure we have Eric Shelton and Keary Colbert (who did well during his rookie year, btw) in the history books, but Everette Brown has potential. Richard Marshall is a starter. Kris Jenkins was great, even though he was a little too outspoken for team management. Also, I bet Jarrett *finally* has a good season, as long as Matt Moore or someone better is the starter.

Posted by: Newsinz | Feb 26, 2010 11:35:58 AM

I'm sure we'll trade our first round pick in 2011 for a 42 spot! When was the last time we had a first round pick?

Posted by: David | Feb 26, 2010 12:28:09 PM

i dont care if we dont have a #1 pick as long as hurney and don gregory keep picking guys like otah and everette brown,who i expect to have a breakout year in 2010.i havent given up on jarret but we cant rely on him or moose. we cant rely on a rookie either ,even though the w.r draft class is deep this year. we have got to get a solid #2 wideout for moore and smith to really click. maybe they should try goodson in the slot.

Posted by: ray | Feb 26, 2010 1:16:05 PM

@ Ray

Great post.

The Panthers should consider moving Mike G into a slot WR, hes a P. Harvin type player who will strike fear into opposing defenses. A guy who can run out of the wildcat and can catch from the slot, why not try it.

Do u know any #2 Wr in this FA class. Idk many WRs, who would fit our scheme of blocking like Smith. Marshall is likely to be traded and Bryant is injury prone, waist of spending on him.

They should draft a WR, who doesn't come from USC. Like Golden T, Gilyard, Decker, or any one whos good.

Posted by: josh smith | Feb 26, 2010 1:50:19 PM

@Ray, I thought they were going to do that this year.
@josh smith. I said the same thing about USC WR's , just stay away from them. Lmao.
@david- you was joking about the first round question right?
just in 08 they got J. Otah(19th) and J. Stew(13th), This year(for now) and last year are the only two times they wont be picking in the first round since 1999. but to let you know the last 5 first rounders besides the two mentioned above are
07-Jon Beason(25th)

I like everyone else really do wish we had a first round pick because the last 9 picks are all still on the team starting or started for us.(excluding peppers and dan morgan)everyone else is still here.

Posted by: PANTHERFAN4LIFE | Feb 26, 2010 3:25:04 PM

Yeah we have had awesome drafts. That's why I don't understand the hurney hating.

Posted by: Gamble20 | Feb 26, 2010 6:33:36 PM

Gamble 20,

The Hurney hating is because they never can seem to work out the salary cap.
Then, when we finally have a year without a cap, we just let Pepp walk. They could have signed a long term deal by frontloading it for 2010 without a cap hit and having plenty left to sign other soon to be free agents...
A chimp can draft well...Marty just can't manage talent ...

Posted by: SCPOAB | Feb 26, 2010 11:20:23 PM

Could have signed Pepp for 6 yrs at 60M; 30M for 2010, with 6M a year for the next 5 years.
30M is a lot, but no cap hit...much less in the next years which frees up cap space to re-sign some players those years...
Guarantee only 4 years of it...at 34 he could be released...
It's not rocket science, but for Marty it appears to be.
Where will our pass rush be next year? Pepp was the only player that D coaches game planned for and he still got 10.5 sacks...no one else was game planned for and they didn't come close. Our D-line will suck next year, just watch. Since we don't blitz, who will get to Drew Brees or Matt Ryan next year?

Posted by: SCPOAB | Feb 26, 2010 11:28:02 PM

Um they tried that in 07 which would have made him the highest paid de in the league despite a dismal season and he declined,made offers during the 08 season and same result tried to negotiate a deal last year, couldn't do it and it crippled the team from making additional improvements for team and suffered for it the first half of the season. Not worth 20 million and going the through the same thing as last year.

Posted by: Kevin | Feb 27, 2010 9:29:00 AM

Actually, we have the 48th pick. The Pats will pick 47th with Tennessee's pick. Steve Reed got this right, along with every amateur sports blogger on the internet, plus of course NFL.com and other official resources. But no one mixes gross factual errors with inexplicable typos like the Charlotte Observer!

Posted by: JF | Feb 27, 2010 10:28:44 AM

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