Alright I've decided to go with a 2011 NFL Mock Draft, it's still early and I want to see some Pro Days, but this is how I am leaning...
Pick #1- Patrick Peterson
I have chosen Patrick Peterson for our #1 pick because I think this kid is a stud. He is extremely athletic, and covered WRs out of the SEC. I've seen a few of his games, and lots of highlights. This kid is a flat out stud, and with the new blitz packages I think he would be a perfect fit for Carolina. NFL Network was talking about how teams could throw the other way and that's why we shouldn't take him, but that takes a WR out of the game, and we need that!
Pick #65- Jarvis Jenkins
Jenkins would be a great pick here! Most years he goes long before the third, but I think he may fall to us here due to all the talent at DT in this draft. He would most likely be a late 1st-2nd round pick any other year!
Compensatory 3rd- Benjamin Ijalan
This is the guy I have us taking in the late 3rd because we need another linemen! He can play guard and we definitely need it! Plus he can move out to tackle and play if Otah wants to take another vacation!
Pick #97- Weslye Saunders
I think he is a great TE, and maybe he drops because of his problems with the recruiting violations or whatever it was! A combo of Shockey and Saunders would be something the Panthers would love!
Pick #129- Jake Kirkpatrick
This guy is the center for TCU, he had a great season of interior blocking! I think we need a backup center behind Kalil because we have literally nobody, plus this guy could move outside to guard and give up depth to a line that doesn't have much.
Pick #161- Matt Szcur
This could be another ultimate utility guy for the panthers! I became aware of him when he single handledly beat my Mountaineeers in the FCS play-offs. He was a monster, and could do everything. I think he could also be another great slot receiver next to our talented ones now, he could return kicks and punts, and we could line him up at RB. I just think the Panthers could use another do everything player.
Pick #193- Saia Falahola
This guy is a DT from Arizona State, he is a great presence in the middle. He left his junior season when ASU fans are saying he needed one more season to solidify himself as a nfl starter. However, he had a decent junior season, and with a season or 2 of experience could be a steal back here. ASU fans love him from the articles I read about him, and he was a two year starter there.
Well let me know what you think! I'll do another mock draft after the pro days!
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