The Carolina Panther's 2012 Draft

Because the draft is a year round source of discussion, I thought I would put my 2012 Carolina Panthers draft prediction on the table. Following JD's lead, here is my dream scenario next April.

1st round:  The Denver Broncos(#10) trade up ahead of the Chiefs(#9) to our #8 pick in order to draft Landry Jones. Denver gives their #10 and 2nd round pick as compensation. Surprise!  Another trade: Pete Caroll continues his development of Matt Barkley by moving up from their #14 spot in order to obtain the #10 pick we received from the Broncos.  As a result of the trade, the Panthers get Seattle's #14, 2nd, and 6th round picks.

With the 14th pick in the 2012 draft the Carolina Panthers select stud linebacker Vontaze Burfict. not only for need, but because he's the best player available.

2nd round: Armed with two extra picks in the second round we start off by using our own #40 pick on DT Jerel Worthy out of Michigan St.

Next, we continue to build the defensive line by selecting DE Melvin Ingram out of South Carolina with the #42 pick we received in a trade with the Broncos.

The Panther's final second round pick at #46, which was also obtained in the previous first round trade with the Seahawks, is used to select CB/KR Chase Minnifield out of Virginia.

4th round: this pick is used on Juron Crinor, the 6' 4" speedster out of Arizona St., not only because he is a steal at this spot, but because he would be the perfect insurance policy if Gettis doesn't come back the same from his ACL tear.

5th round: We add a great value pick by selecting safety Aaron Henry out of Wisconsin.

6th round:  Trumaine Johnson, a 6' 2" corner out of Montana who wasn't expected to fall into the sixth round.

6th round: From Seattle, we use this pick to select a player with a troubled past, but is worth a shot in the sixth round because of his speed out of the backfield and in the slot. He's Chris Rainey from the University of Florida. At best, he could become a dynamic threat at RB or WR and, at worst, become a wasted pick in the sixth round, which isn't unusual for this round.

7th round: Jaymes Brooks, an OG out of Virginia Tech

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