Trading up to the #1 is another first rounder and I'm not sure they would take any player(s) that are not former first rounders themselves. Only ones I could think of they would take is Luke or Newton. Quantity doesn't mean quality, so tossing in a few good players wouldn't work. Value on that trade is about another #6 overall or roughly 1,600 points from the trade chart I use.OK I hate to see this site go away. Over the years I have truly enjoyed the conversations whether we all agreed or not.
So here is my latest thought before this sight goes away.
Free Agency has been something. Signing Julius Peppers, Captain Munnerlyn, Shepard Russell, Charles Johnson, Mike Adams, Matt Kalil. I was going out of my mind thinking Gettleman has lost all his marbles and both Gettleman and Rivera knows they are going to get fired if they don't do something drastic. All Speculation no truth to it, just one of those random thoughts.
Now that that part is done and we are the Panthers Vikings LOL. Things might improve some.
What was shocking was cutting both Ginn, Brown and not tendering Klein. I can see letting Ginn and Brown go haven't trouble tracking the ball over the Shoulder. I hope Shepard and Johnson can do a better job. Then I think the Struggles the WR group had and couldn't create separation meaning KB and Funchess is one reason I had Mike Williams as my #1 pick for a while and with Proehl leaving I was dreading Having Lance Taylor from Stanford coaching WR's on his own who was a RB coach there. I'll hit on that topic if I don't forget.
Heck Taylor played for Mike Shula at Alabama and you guys now my stance on hiring buddies or friends I do not sugar coat anything.
You seen the Richard Rogers blunder. The new hired Ex Panther WR Jerricho Cotchery to be a Assistant WR Coach. Hope this works out.
DE's FA signings and this I knew would happen and it's freaky. Well I knew we would resign CJ and felt it wouldn't take much for Peppers to come back. Even at 37 he still and 7.5 sacks last year which is good. Right! Hmm! Well we resigned Addison and Horton. Well that is ok I guess except that Addison will be 30, CJ is already 31 with hamstring issues and Peppers is 37. Then out of nowhere Gettleman and Rivera traded Ealy moving up 8 picks from 72 to 64 the last pick In the 2nd round. This is a first for Gettleman and I was caught off guard with this move. Then to think where Ealy, Klein and Ginn landed with the Saints. Patriots made a heck of a deal. Hmm!
So this has forced me to change my mock draft and we are getting light on DE's and old. So I pulling a hail marry. You aren't going to like this, but look at it as my one big twist to this seasons draft. Yeah I've read who we have brought in so far. So this is a lot different.
We know Peppers is here to retire a Panther and he got his #90 back already. Ealy was a stud in the SB, but fizzled in the 2016 season. Still a shocker though.
Nuts and bolts to this, so I will try to condense this.
I'm trading up In the 1st round, but not like you think. If Gettleman has figured out how to trade players and picks as a GM he might as well look into the future. You think I'm trading up with the Jets like I have posted around to land Fournette. Well let's face facts. It is easier to find a RB than a DE who is a freak of nature like JP. It is easier to find a RG than a OT. IT helps to have a 5th round pick you really wish they had not drafted, because you signed Munnerlyn. You hate to loose talent like Klein you wish you had traded last season. You could have traded him out of the NFC South.
So here we go. This is for a move up in the 1st round. From 8 to #1 yes Browns #1 over all pick. That's right DE Myles Garrett. It is going to require mortgaging the House, but why am I doing this. JP, CJ and Addison. how good is the depth behind them. Delaire, Horton and Webster. What happens id CJ has another Hamstring issue? Out then that puts pressure on JP to play every down opposite Addison. We don't have Cox, Ealy either so this was why I'm going to do this.
To get to the #1 pick and trade with the Browns of course I have to trade number 8. So Browns needs a few pieces and stated the door is open for business and I'm taking them at their word. So I think everyone here can state Garrett is a freak of nature at DE and is a day one starter in the NFL. So I'm trading players to get there. This involves cap for next year as well. I'm offering with the #8 pick RG Trai Turner, CB Zack Sanchez, QB Joe Webb. I might have to add another draft pick. Turner is a pro bowl RG 4th rd. pick, Sanchez a 5th round pick. Webb a 6th rounder and possibly SS Tre Boston 4th round pick. So that is #8 draft pick 2 4th round pick, a 5th and 6th. Yet I still might have to sweeten the deal. Then kick In Center Gino Gradkowski a 4th rounder since we know Ryan Kalil will be here. 3 4th rounder's a 5th & 6th. Don't panic. yet. I even thought about unloading DE Ryan Delaire here to. I'm not trading any other picks either and that will be explained.
Look at what I stated before it is easier to find a RG than a freak of nature DE pass rusher.
Now look at the DE group Peppers, CJ, Addison, Garrett, Horton, Webster. Delaire? Horton?
So now my mock then I will fill in.
1. DE Myles Garrett 6'4 272 lbs. Texas A&M. Yeah I have watched him a lot. You will see why.
40. RB D'onta foreman 6'0 233 lbs. Texas college playing weight 249 lbs. 2028 rushing yards on HC change & Freshman QB.
64. CB Chidobe Awuzie 6'0 202 lbs. Colorado 1 part of the best pair of CB's in college. Plays like Jabrill Peppers. Our NCB
98. TE Jake Butt 6'5 249 lbs. Michigan. I think he is the difference maker when Olsen retires or gets hurt. I have more on this.
115. DE Deashon Hall 6'5 266 lbs. Texas A&M Garrett's other half. 1 tenth of a second slower. A lot of upside.
152. LT Conner McDermott 6'8 307 lbs. UCLA Gave both Garrett & Hall a fit in that game. Won and lost battles Huge Upside LOL.
192. DE Deatrich Wise. 6'5 274 lbs. Arkasas. Injury ended his season, but man his 2015 season and 1st round projection is a steal.
233. QB Seth Russell 6'3 213 lbs. Baylor. Yep Baylor QB's hasn't faired well and coaching changes and 2 injuries has sidelined him.
OK I drafted 3 DE's Why 3 aging DE's. I'm not convinced that CJ is healthy and if he goes down or Addison we are in trouble putting the huge weight on JP to carry the load. He is suppose to be a rotational player. Now yo use why I'm trading so much to move up to land Garrett to step in and learn from JP. Deashon Hall has a lot of talent that needs refinement and with being taught by JP & CJ and Coach Washington then the sky is the limit and He has Garrett to push him. Now we are talking top Defense. Wait DE Deatrich Wise. This young gun is no joke either. The beauty about Wise is he has played inside at DT as well as DE. So since we let DT Kyle Love and Paul Soliai leave that leave KK, Star, Butler and Crume. So having that one guy to play at depth between DE and DT is a winner and he is getting some serious schooling from JP, CJ, Star & KK. So loosing a struggling Delaire isn't going to hurt and he is past the 3 year rule Gettleman has put forth.
OK RB's I know about Samjae Perine and I like him and won't be to upset to miss out on Fournette for Garrett.
Though I do have a RB that I would take over Perine and that is D'onta Foreman. He can do it all, but being on a team going through changes with coaching staff and a freshman QB and a so o-line he had to do it all. Perine and Mixon played Stewart and Williams. Foreman had to carry the load after Chris Warren III went down to injury (don't be surprised if you hear his named mentioned as a Heisman candidate in 2017. Yep I'm going after him next year. 6'2 232 lbs. Back to Foreman since I traded up for Garrett I went for the next power RB IMO. He can catch, block pass rushers, Lead Block like a FB and play the wild cat. Why is this so cool. (Think about this scenario) Russell Shepard has been compared to Percy Harvin too like Curtis Samuel so I'm tickled with that. Now imagine Foreman in the backfield with Shepard. What can you do with that In read option? Man I can think of a ton of plays. Then Fozzy etc. Then to jumbo package FB Devon Johnson and Foreman In a Wild Cat. Wait for the o-line. That is something else Foreman does is waits for the play to develop. I take my hate off to Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams helping Texas RB's. Look at the size of Foreman's thighs. Then look at both Campbell and Williams when they played at the size of their thighs. Power. Foreman reminds me of Stewart and here is why. The more he gets hit the better he plays. The longer the game the better he gets. What really stands out about studying Foreman is he reminds me of Cam in this part he wants to win and will carry the team on his shoulders to do it.
CB's see the second page on this.