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April 24, 2010

Panthers take Ole Miss DE in 6th

    At 175, the first of their four sixth-round picks, the Panthers    chose DE Greg Hardy of Ole Miss.

    This is a good value pick, as many thought he would be chosen as high as the third round.

    The 6-foot-4, 281-pound Hardy has prototype size and speed, but his work ethic has been questioned in the past.

    Here, he's going to have to work to carve a niche for himself as the fourth end.


-- Darin Gantt


Posted by Observer Sports on April 24, 2010 at 01:56 PM | Permalink

Comments

I would have liked to see them grab George Selvie from USF at this spot. He has more speed. Who knows? Selvie might still be there later in this round when the Panthers pick. I imagine they will walk away with more than one DE before this draft is over.

Posted by: TribeHeel | Apr 24, 2010 2:01:22 PM

this guy was going to be a first day player if he didnt get hurt last year, so he decided to stay. if he can stay heathly this could be a steal. At the 6th round, I think its a great pick. I dont really understand trading for armani, but other than that the panthers really have had a great draft.

Posted by: flip | Apr 24, 2010 2:14:36 PM

@flip - word is that the colts were planning on taking Edwards before the Panthers pick at 112

Posted by: Bob | Apr 24, 2010 2:39:22 PM

ok, what are we taking the guard approach we took last two years where we gathered 5 guards and hoped one worked out- we doing that now at WR and QB?? - why why why take another QB?? when we need depth at DE, LB - In or Out, etc. So we draft 3 WR and 2 QB's, wow!

Posted by: Isaiah | Apr 24, 2010 3:18:11 PM

Best Available, huge QB competition come September!

Posted by: Cameron | Apr 24, 2010 3:19:58 PM

new england picked a nice back up center right after us. Don't we still need a starting right guard btw? I hope we have a lot of undrafted free agents lined up to sign at center, guard, OLB, ILB, and DB to create some competition for last roster spots.

Posted by: Isaiah | Apr 24, 2010 3:22:58 PM

With so many needs, especially since we are avoiding Free Agents like the plague, we get another rookie QB, why not bring in a veteran to compete with Clausen for the back up spot.

Posted by: Ghoul | Apr 24, 2010 3:23:09 PM

ps myron rolle at safety would have been better than Pike (and honestly I probably like Pike over Clausen, but why why draft two QB's!)

Posted by: Isaiah | Apr 24, 2010 3:23:52 PM

Great pick in the 6th round. Hardy has the tools, just needs to stay healthy and put everything together for consistency at the next level. AWESOME DRAFT PANTHERS!!!

Posted by: Mark | Apr 24, 2010 3:24:06 PM

Our starting right guard is either Duke Robertson or that bentley college guy who started the last 4 games of last year at right guard. We have 5 DT on the roster rite now haw many more do yall want? Hardy gives us 5 DE's now. We justed picked up a DB from TXa&m. Everything is just fine. With one of our 7th round picks we will pick up a OL to bring to camp.

Posted by: JAB | Apr 24, 2010 3:35:37 PM

*how many* not haw many

Posted by: JAB | Apr 24, 2010 3:36:44 PM

I have liked all of the Panthers picks except the WR from Baylor. I figured they were done with track guys. This dude probably won't make the squad. I loved the Norwood & Hardy picks. I also liked the selection of Tony Pike. Have they finally figured out that this is what good teams do? Good teams always have to have two QBs that can play and one to develop. I think the Panthers drafted a guy in Pike that has some potential. This is the kind of guy that can either turn into a solid backup or possible trade bait in 3 years. Nice pick.

Posted by: smiley | Apr 24, 2010 3:38:34 PM

@ JAB

his name is DUKE ROBINSON

learn the players before you post, people will take you seriously that way

Posted by: manu4t | Apr 24, 2010 3:43:16 PM

The baylor WR means an end to Jarrett. He will be 4th WR for us next year. Edwards and him will be KR's.

Posted by: JAB | Apr 24, 2010 3:45:37 PM

JAB is an idiot...

Posted by: Cameron | Apr 24, 2010 3:47:13 PM

Everything at this point is a flyer. Pike's got too much potential to not buy a lottery ticket on him to see if it works out. The A&M CB is a workout wonder, might as well give him a look. (Captain Munnerlyn did okay, didn't he?) The Baylor WR looks like a Lafell backup plan to me. Half of these guys won't make the roster, but who knows which half?

Posted by: BullCityDog | Apr 24, 2010 3:48:21 PM

my fault grammer officer manu4t. I must know how to spell every player on the teams name correct before I post.

Posted by: JAB | Apr 24, 2010 3:49:15 PM

How am I an Idiot?

Posted by: JAB | Apr 24, 2010 3:50:45 PM

I think we got some "sleepers" in this draft.These guys look like they may make an impact sooner than expected.I'm satisfied.

Posted by: oldskoolforever | Apr 24, 2010 3:53:46 PM

ok, since apparently all three of our writers are taking the afternoon off!! we've had four picks without a peep out of them, here is some info on Sanford
ran 4.4 at least we are picking guys with speed (well Norwood not so fast)
Stanford from Utah: A track and football star in Southern California, Stanford slipped through the grasp of the Golden State schools to make the trip to Utah. His speed and aggressive play at cornerback the past three seasons earned him draftable grades from NFL teams.
Stanford began his career at running back, gaining 48 yards on 11 carries in his true freshman season before switching to defense in the last month of the season (five tackles). He started seven games at corner and nickel in 2007, making 33 tackles, two sacks and breaking up five passes. Though he only started two games in 2008 and did not break up any passes, his 41 tackles and two sacks displayed a toughness around the line of scrimmage. Finally getting a chance to start regularly as a senior with eventual NFL players Sean Smith and Brice McCain gone, Stanford made 46 tackles, two for loss, his first career interceptions and seven pass break-ups.
Though only average in size, his track speed, toughness against receivers and the run and his special teams acumen (blocked kick in 2009) earn him respect of NFL teams. He also proved he belonged during practices at the Texas vs. the Nation all-star contest, and broke up a pass during the game. A late-round pick would be a wise investment for teams looking to build depth in their secondary and coverage units.

Posted by: Isaiah | Apr 24, 2010 4:02:18 PM

ok, since apparently all three of our writers are taking the afternoon off!! we've had four picks without a peep out of them, here is some info on Sanford
ran 4.4 at least we are picking guys with speed (well Norwood not so fast)
Stanford from Utah: A track and football star in Southern California, Stanford slipped through the grasp of the Golden State schools to make the trip to Utah. His speed and aggressive play at cornerback the past three seasons earned him draftable grades from NFL teams.
Stanford began his career at running back, gaining 48 yards on 11 carries in his true freshman season before switching to defense in the last month of the season (five tackles). He started seven games at corner and nickel in 2007, making 33 tackles, two sacks and breaking up five passes. Though he only started two games in 2008 and did not break up any passes, his 41 tackles and two sacks displayed a toughness around the line of scrimmage. Finally getting a chance to start regularly as a senior with eventual NFL players Sean Smith and Brice McCain gone, Stanford made 46 tackles, two for loss, his first career interceptions and seven pass break-ups.
Though only average in size, his track speed, toughness against receivers and the run and his special teams acumen (blocked kick in 2009) earn him respect of NFL teams. He also proved he belonged during practices at the Texas vs. the Nation all-star contest, and broke up a pass during the game. A late-round pick would be a wise investment for teams looking to build depth in their secondary and coverage units.

Posted by: Isaiah | Apr 24, 2010 4:02:19 PM

I really like most of what they have done including this pick. He was projected as high as end of first round prior to the draft, great value pick. But I don't understand the QB picks. If you were still thinking Pike then use that second rounder on a glaring need. Say WR or DT. Get as much of an impact player as possible at one of those two spots. Still get Pike late and develop him. Bring in a vet to back up Moore on the cheap for a season or two then let Pike compete for his spot after he has matured more physically. Of course this is all predicated on them really thinking Moore is up for the job. To me it seems, despite his performance on the field, they aren't convinced for some reason. Really seems to be a blind spot there.

Posted by: john | Apr 24, 2010 4:06:26 PM

A good pass rusher and basketball player who needs to be motivated and has been benched because of a lack of prodution. SOUND FAMILIAR??? They have not gone far from the rivers and the lakes that they are used to, have they. Brandon Lafell, BTW, is in the mold of the departed Moose.

Anyway, two great things about this pick:
1) they won't have to pay this one $15M+
2) He just may contribute just as much as Poopers did as a situational player.

Still would have liked Tate over Edwards, but I give this draft an "A!"

GO FOX!! GO PANTHERS!!!

Posted by: SYRPIS | Apr 25, 2010 1:22:32 AM

Armanti Edwards did not win National Player of the year twice being a second rate player, although it was at the Div II level and also National Championships and the win against Michigan. Believe me this young man is a player, he can play several positions and play them well he will be a valued addition to the team, just wait and watch how he is used. Just a humble opinion from an old Football Coach.

Posted by: Jesse Allen | Apr 29, 2010 9:28:10 AM

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