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February 24, 2012

Panthers lose coin flip, will pick 9th


The Panthers lost their coin flip with the Dolphins this morning, giving the Panthers the ninth overall pick in April's draft.

The Panthers and Dolphins each finished 6-10 in 2011, and had the same strength of schedule percentage -- the first tiebreaker used in determining draft order. That necessitated the coin flip, which took place at 7:30 a.m. at an Indianapolis hotel.

The Panthers will pick 8th in the second round, with the pick alternating with the Dolphins in each subsequent round. The Panthers currently hold six picks in the draft, having traded their third-round pick to Chicago last year in exchange for tight end Greg Olsen.

Kansas City won the league's other coin flip, giving the Chiefs the 11th pick and the Seahawks the 12th selection.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on February 24, 2012 at 07:46 AM | Permalink


Ingram, Kirkpatrick or Claiborne.

Posted by: qdog112 | Feb 24, 2012 8:03:42 AM

What round will Lamichael james be drafted?

Posted by: Ty | Feb 24, 2012 8:10:53 AM

season over.

Posted by: pete | Feb 24, 2012 8:12:56 AM

Logic: get a CB, DT, DE, or WR
Hurney: We are excited to get David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech.

Posted by: Brandon | Feb 24, 2012 8:13:42 AM

If Claibourne falls...then thats the pick. If not then, Kirkpatrick, or Brocker,

Posted by: Nyruh | Feb 24, 2012 8:19:40 AM

There has got to be a steal out there from App State

Posted by: Mik | Feb 24, 2012 8:21:23 AM

James goes 4th round maybe late 3rd

Posted by: DL | Feb 24, 2012 8:31:21 AM


1) Justin Blackmon

2) Mo Claibourne

3) Dre (Im high, but taller then Captain) Kirkpatrick

4) Brockers

Posted by: Steve | Feb 24, 2012 8:35:33 AM

Devon Still or Brockers

Posted by: jiyugh | Feb 24, 2012 8:42:03 AM

Panthers lose again!

Posted by: Robert Openhiemer | Feb 24, 2012 8:45:46 AM

Just find the best player at any position other than QB/RB and take that guy. This team needs talent everywhere so get the best player at #9.

Posted by: my2centsworth | Feb 24, 2012 8:46:01 AM

Last year the Panthers picked #1. This year you are picking at #9. Keep doing what you are doing and in two years you will picking #32.

Get the best player at number nine, or trade down and get more picks.

Posted by: Real Panther | Feb 24, 2012 9:00:43 AM


1) Blackmon
2) Claiborne
3) Brockers
4) Still

That being said and, like we've all been reading, our pick is likely going to be between Brockers and Still. I'd rather have a huge DT (and I mean huge, 6'5 right?) with a lot of upside in Brockers than a seasoned college player, but Big 10 player of the year in Still. Well, I'd take either. This is a pointless post...

Posted by: Dover12 | Feb 24, 2012 9:09:07 AM


Posted by: Jones | Feb 24, 2012 9:25:19 AM

RG3 baby! we need another N QB.

Posted by: corn nuggitz | Feb 24, 2012 9:45:10 AM

Trade the pick for a lower 1st rounder and 2nd rounder.

Posted by: NOSEBLEED FAN | Feb 24, 2012 9:46:02 AM

"There has got to be a steal out there from App State"

Posted by: Mik | Feb 24, 2012 8:21:23 AM

DON'T you EVER draft another worthless App State football player again! If an App State player makes it into the NFL, it will ONLY, and I mean ONLY be as a free agent. Our wasted 33rd pick from last year should be a reminder from here to ETERNITY to NEVER, EVER draft a Division II, powder-puff playing App State player.

Posted by: Bill Polian | Feb 24, 2012 9:56:05 AM

It's the fault of the new logo. The panther's logo weighs more than the dolphins so our side of the coin natuarally landed face down.

Posted by: Sheldon | Feb 24, 2012 9:59:17 AM

The NFL only has one tiebreaker? With so many options available, total rushing yards, total passing yards, points given up, points scored...etc. It's absurd to think the NFL uses a coin flip to determine a tiebreaker with so much at stake. By implementing yards or points scenarios as possible tiebreakers, you incent the teams to perform all year at their best.

Posted by: Jellybean | Feb 24, 2012 10:06:21 AM

Hey Polian, the last time I checked App plays Division 1 FCS football. Know your facts before you attempt to bash the Mountaineers. I guess Dextar Coakley should have never been drafted from App State as well...beacause he had a terrible carrer....idiot.

Posted by: Jon | Feb 24, 2012 10:28:21 AM

Panthers desperately need a CB. Captain Munnerlyn seems like a nice guy but he has no business being a starting cornerback in the NFL (something I said over a year ago).

Posted by: bullet | Feb 24, 2012 10:29:45 AM

"Hey Polian, the last time I checked App plays Division 1 FCS football. Know your facts before you attempt to bash the Mountaineers"......Jon, don't bother explaining to him. Polian is just mad his Meridith College didn't have football.

Posted by: Romeo | Feb 24, 2012 10:49:09 AM

At the #9 spot:

Still and Brockers; I would hate to give them top 10 money when they are not worth Top 10, top 20 maybe.

If we could trade back (I know it's hard, but RGIII may still be on the board for a team to try to trade up), we could fall into the middle of the round and find excellent value with Still, Brockers, or even Janorius Jenkins (ex-Gator that has top 5 ability, but had some issues in the past).

Posted by: Johnnie | Feb 24, 2012 10:56:35 AM

Doesnt really matter. The Dolphins don't really have the same needs that we do, so I don't see them taking someone we would have wanted, except for maybe Blackmon if he actualy fell that far.

Posted by: Gb20 | Feb 24, 2012 10:59:12 AM

Well on the bright-side I believe we'll get the 8th pick in the second round now. Potentially, though not likely, that could come in more handy depending on who's there.

Posted by: Kevin | Feb 24, 2012 11:29:45 AM

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