If the season ended today, the Panthers would be picking about 4th. If we were to have this pick I would probably be able to deal with a trade down for a 2nd round and 3rd round pick; however, if we are to pick someone, I'm all for the 6'1'' , 215 lb. freak of nature from Oklahoma State, WR Justin Blackmon.
Why? He would be the best player available by far, and is the epitome of a well rounded NFL Wide Receiver. Yeah I know the defense has been frustrating to watch, but when healthy, and with additions to the interior, this defense can be solid, besides, Blackmon is too talented to pass up on with this high of a pick.
Gettis and LaFell seem have to have pretty bright futures (especially Gettis), so this could be a very young, talented, receiving corps moving forward for Cam to grow with. Overall, this could be the best long term situaton of any position on the team, with the ecception of QB and HB.
This brings us to the 2nd round and the 36th Overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. I may value this guy a little too much but even though I'm a die hard Clemson fan, I am extremely biased to SEC defensive players. We need a guy that can play both the 3 technique and the 5 technique, a big guy that can hold the line for the linebackers. I know some people are screaming Ta'amu! Thompson! Crick! But I like a 6'1'' 310 lb monster from Alabama, DT/NT Josh Chapman.
Why? Like I said, he has incredible size and versatility and could pair up with McClain or Edwards nicely. (Not a fan of Fua). I think he has the potential to be a Brenston Buckner or a Kris Jenkins that we have been longing for since 2004.
Soon, I will be doing a 4 round mock based on how I think the season will play out as far as draft order goes, but I think these two studs would be great picks granted we get these high picks.
If Carolina is to have the #4 pick in tis years' draft, who would you like to see take pictures with the commish holding the Panther jersey?
Justin Blackmon WR Okl. St. (49 votes)
Morris Claiborne CB LSU (29 votes)
Vontaze Burfict LB Ariz. St. (9 votes)
Jonathan Martin T Stanford (12 votes)
99 total votes