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April 29, 2014

Storify: Carolina Panthers brass talks NFL draft

The Carolina Panthers hold an NFL draft preview news conference featuring general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Ron Rivera. The highlights from Twitter:



Posted by Observer Sports on April 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM | Permalink


With it being a deep draft for WR and T positions, lets select a shutdown CB in the first. Teams would be lucky to get a first down against our D next season.

Posted by: GreyGoose | Apr 29, 2014 1:20:26 PM

If they're going to take a WR then they need to do it early.(1st or 2nd Rd) How many times are we going to spend 3rd, 4th, 5th Rd picks on WR's that never work out or never see playing time ? 2010 - 3rd RD LaFell and Armanti. 2011 - 5th RD Pilares. 2012 - 4th RD Joe Adams....I could go back farther but what's the point ? Now they're saying that McNutt or T. King might be ready but like Pilares and Adams, they've never even seen the field. I still say that LaFell was a decent #3 WR who should've been kept, his numbers were pretty much identical to Moose's first 4 years and he'll put up good numbers if he makes the Patriots rotation. I guess what I'm getting at is this, every time we spend 3rd - 7th Rd picks on WR's we never see them play. So what's the point ? If you're going to take one take him early that way you're hard pressed to put him on the field.

Posted by: bb1130 | Apr 29, 2014 1:59:54 PM

Its a crapshoot with WR's moreso than other positions. Smitty in the 4th...Jarrett and Colbert in the 2nd. I just hope we dont end doing what Detroit did when Millen was GM and take a WR in the 1st year after year and they dont pan out.

Posted by: GreyGoose | Apr 29, 2014 2:25:57 PM

I dunno.. After seeing that press conference, I'm starting to believe that "blue goose" G-man is referring to is a CB @ 28. Not WR or OT. Maybe they’ve ran their odds and figure the chances for 1 of the top rated CB’s to drop like a rock is becoming more and more probable because teams up ahead have other more pressing needs and CB is not considered one of the higher value positions in the draft. I think Gettleman knows he’s probably only a shutdown corner away from the #1 defense in the league, and defense still wins championships. We all saw how Seattle made it there and won it. The draft is deepest @ WR and OT, why reach for a position of "most" need when good value and at the very least, starter material @ WR / OT could easily be had in rounds 2-4 ?

Posted by: Shaun NJ | Apr 29, 2014 2:53:20 PM

Release the Kraken!!!

Posted by: The Kraken | Apr 29, 2014 4:20:40 PM


it's the best move. some team will be willing to move up to the Panthers selection right in front of NE to ensure they get the QB they want.

Posted by: Larry | Apr 29, 2014 4:32:18 PM

Hog mollie in the first round. My guess is the kid from Virginia will be available. For it to be WR or CB, it would have to be a talent much higher rated at those positions than Moses Morgan is it his. Find it hard to believe that anything but an OT/OG gets selected in round 1.

Posted by: PSL | Apr 29, 2014 4:42:08 PM

Hey, bb1130, how many receivers of those crappy receivers did G-Man draft? AAHHH NONE, Moron!

How many first round receivers are a bust?
Trust the G-Man, this is what he does!
Hog Mollies and Blue Geese!!! Bring Em ON!!

Posted by: Jerry Rice | Apr 29, 2014 8:43:20 PM

^^^^Hey fake Jerry Rice....calm down internet tough guy.

Posted by: bb1130 | Apr 29, 2014 9:54:17 PM

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