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March 25, 2011

Panthers load up on comp picks

Fans who grumbled last offseason when the Panthers let a dozen veterans walk and did not replace them with any significant acquisitions can take solace in Friday's announcement by the NFL that the Panthers will receive three compensatory picks in next month's draft – more than any team.

The Panthers get a third-round selection (97th overall) for Julius Peppers, who signed a $91.5 million deal with Chicago after eight seasons in Charlotte.

The Panthers, who lost free agent A.J. Feeley when the quarterback signed with St. Louis last year, also received sixth- and seventh-round picks. The Panthers, who own the top pick in the draft, now have eight picks overall.

They traded their second-round pick to New England last year to take Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards in the third round.

--Joseph Person

 

Posted by Observer Sports on March 25, 2011 at 06:44 PM | Permalink

Comments

Even though they have 8 picks( thank goodness for 3 compensatory picks)they should still trade down. Hurney stupid a@@ will miss that 2nd round pick, especially 33rd overall. How does he still have a job? He would have been fire with his recents draft constantly trading away high drafts for a Brown and AE, who are very raw.

Posted by: lol | Mar 25, 2011 7:06:42 PM

Stop whining about AE already. The jury is still out on him. Grow a pair, for pete's sake!

Posted by: DukeRulz | Mar 25, 2011 8:04:20 PM

"Stop whining about AE already. The jury is still out on him. Grow a pair, for pete's sake!"

Who's whining? I'm just giving my opinion. So was AE worth the 2nd round pick they traded away to get him? If so, you must be a AE homer, wanting him to play Qb etc etc. How about you grow a pair, for pete's sake.

Posted by: lol | Mar 25, 2011 8:10:17 PM

"Stop whining about AE already. The jury is still out on him. Grow a pair, for pete's sake"

So when someone expresses their opinion they are whining? Wow. He or she makes a great point. AE clearly wasn't worth giving up a high 2nd round pick for a "project" at best in AE. Was he worth surrendering a 2nd round pick to you?

Posted by: mark j | Mar 25, 2011 8:13:11 PM

Can someone please explain the logic of trading a 2nd round pick for a 3rd round pick. Am I missing something here?

Posted by: rob | Mar 25, 2011 8:16:27 PM

If the 2nd round pick had been in the bottom half of the round, people wouldn't be complaining like they are now... Don't penalize AE for the team and coach's poor performance when they never gave him a shot. If he doesn't play well this year or next year, then we can declare it a mistake. The guy is extremely dynamic, just give the guy a shot.

Posted by: Shane | Mar 25, 2011 8:28:36 PM

"If the 2nd round pick had been in the bottom half of the round, people wouldn't be complaining like they are now"

What make you so sure about that? They still wouldn't have a 2nd round pick if it was in the bottle half of the round. Which would result in having to wait in the bottom half of the 3rd round to select again after selecting in the 1st round.

"Don't penalize AE for the team and coach's poor performance when they never gave him a shot."

1. Who is penaliizing AE? All we saying is the FO made a stupid mistake trading up for him. Not thats he's a bust( well i'm not declaring him a bust), which sounds stupid after 1yr. Fox knows nothing about developing receivers. AE transition from Qb to WR was hard to make, for one he is to small( weight wise being to skinny). Plus rumors has it he wasn't understanding the playbook/had bad pratices.

2. How hard is it to know run,run,pass, punt lol?

Posted by: mark j | Mar 25, 2011 8:37:15 PM

"If the 2nd round pick had been in the bottom half of the round, people wouldn't be complaining like they are now"

What make you so sure about that? They still wouldn't have a 2nd round pick if it was in the bottle half of the round. Which would result in having to wait in the bottom half of the 3rd round to select again after selecting in the 1st round.

"Don't penalize AE for the team and coach's poor performance when they never gave him a shot."

1. Who is penaliizing AE? All we saying is the FO made a stupid mistake trading up for him. Not thats he's a bust( well i'm not declaring him a bust), which sounds stupid after 1yr. Fox knows nothing about developing receivers. AE transition from Qb to WR was hard to make, for one he is to small( weight wise being to skinny). Plus rumors has it he wasn't understanding the playbook/had bad pratices.

2. How hard is it to know run,run,pass, punt lol?

Posted by: mark j | Mar 25, 2011 8:37:25 PM

The jury still may be out but we traded a 2nd round pick for a player that was a non contributor to the season. That doesn't happen very often in the NFL.

Posted by: CC | Mar 25, 2011 8:38:15 PM

Sorry for misspelling "penalizing" by the way.

Posted by: mark j | Mar 25, 2011 8:39:17 PM

Rob, the logic behindtrading 2nd rd. for a 3rd rd. is about money spent; 3rd rdr. will be cheaper than 2nd and also, the 3rd rdr. will have a higher expectancy/challenge to prove himself.

Posted by: Jacksonian | Mar 25, 2011 8:43:34 PM

Wow sorry for the double post as well. I only clicked it 1 time that ended up being posted twice.

Posted by: mark j | Mar 25, 2011 8:44:20 PM

It's just the way NFL trades work. In a trade of a current years pick for a future draft pick, 1 draft round is subtracted for each future year. That's why the Panthers had to give up a 2011 2nd round pick, to get a 2010 3rd round pick.

Posted by: DaMan | Mar 25, 2011 8:55:44 PM

Getting the 3 Compensatory Draft picks, will allow the Panthers to do something great teams do, draft for future needs, like a MLB (both Beason & Connor can likely be free agents next year), a RB (in case Williams leaves or is traded this year), or just a great athlete.

Posted by: DaMan | Mar 25, 2011 8:59:35 PM

Many, many rookie wideouts struggle in their first NFL season, even if they've played that position for years in college. Armanti was a QB so his learning curve is much greater. Whether he was worth the trade or not remains to be seen. Anyone who says now that he was not worth it, they're just guessing. No one knows at this point, not even the fans who seem to know everything.

Posted by: Kenny | Mar 25, 2011 9:28:21 PM

I'm not a AE fan but it's time to stop beating that dead horse. The bottom line is JR wanted to go cheap and that is why we are where we are. He was planing for a lockout and got what he paid for. I spent a lot of money watching crappy football last year, and he still made a ton of money. If you want to complain about someone, JR is your man

Posted by: Pastmaster | Mar 25, 2011 10:22:32 PM

Trade the pick, There is no clear cut top pick. So trade down and get more talent!

Posted by: rickmcc | Mar 25, 2011 10:54:31 PM

How many App State homers do we have? More trades/forfeiting of picks like we did with Armanti Edwards and Hurney and company will be out of their jobs. Saying Armanti Edwards is a project might be giving that kid a compliment. You don't trade a 2nd round pick for a guy coming from a smaller school to switch from QB to WR. More trades like that and the Panthers will be at the bottom of the league for a long time. 2nd round picks (in our case a top 35 pick) are gold and you don't trade those away. Anyone trying to rationalize that trade needs to get a clue

Posted by: bigdookie33 | Mar 25, 2011 11:02:16 PM

2 words PATRICK PETERSON

Posted by: Brad | Mar 25, 2011 11:12:17 PM

Armanti was not worth the pick end of story. The FO lost its mind, probably thought eery other team wanted him, and they went after him. Of course, Armanti would've been available in the 5th and we wouldn't have this predicament. AE can still be a good player,t he is one step down from a project player and we gave up the 33rd pick for him. What's worse is it went to the frickn Pats, the one team everyone would avoid at all costs, so you'd think.

Posted by: BigChow | Mar 26, 2011 8:00:32 AM

And with the 97th competensatory pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Panthers take Jimmer from BYU. That's right Jimmer. If he can chuck a basketball from 40 feet out, imagine what that kid can do with a football!! This is only a joke, but so is the entire Panther "drafting team" of Hurney and Richardson.

Posted by: hush | Mar 26, 2011 2:29:26 PM

This will give the Panthers some more picks to try and rebuild the team. Ron Rivera will improve this team with his coaching as long as they get a better qb.

Posted by: Jon L. | Mar 26, 2011 6:39:18 PM

Instead of losing a 2nd round pick for AE you maybe, I don't know? Sign a proven free agent! Then you draft AE in the 4th round.

Posted by: cg362 | Mar 26, 2011 9:46:50 PM

The logic is simple.
Player A is drafted in the 3rd round of 2009
Player B is drafted in the 2nd round of 2010

At the start of 2011, player A is the better choice because of the year of NFL experience.

So it is sort of a "mid term" thinking (you might lose a little the first year as this a little less talented player needs groomning/playing time and long term you have a a little less talented player). So the payoff is 2011 and 2012 in my example.

Still, to bury player A (-E :) on the inactive roster for the grooming year is a logic noone but a coach knowing he´ll be fired can see...

Posted by: Thorrez | Mar 27, 2011 7:03:44 AM

If the year of "experience" consists of muffing punts left and right and looking generally lost any time he was inside the lines, what good does that do, exactly? It's kind of as helpful to an NFL career as beating up on the Citadels and the Samfords of the world. Oh, wait...

Posted by: Michael Procton | Mar 27, 2011 9:23:04 AM

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