Thought it might be fun to look at potential draft picks if the Panthers trade-down out of #1. For argument's sake, let's look at options if we trade with the Bills, Cincy, Arizona, SF, and Washington...................................
First, the Bills. They need a QB and if they take Newton and the Broncs take Dareus (which is most likely), then I think we should take PP7 at #3. Still get my #1 and pick up a #2 at least in this draft.
Cincy needs to replace Palmer. Assume with the Bungles at #1, then I see Newton, Dareus, and Von Miller gone to Buffalo, and we take PP7. If PP7 is gone, then I like Von Miller, who is the most underated player in the first ten picks. I know, I know, we don't need a LB, but we'd likely be getting a 10 year Pro Bowler with Miller.
Cardinals at 5. I assume Newton, Dareus, Miller, and Green are gone. Still like PP7 with Fairley as the back-up pick.
SF at 7. I assume Newton, Dareus, Miller, Green, Gabbert, and Quinn are gone. I know it sounds like a broken record, but PP7 or Fairley here.
Wash at 10. Gone are Newton, Dareus, Miller, Green, Gabbert, Quinn, Peterson, Tyron Smith, and Fairley. I say to try to trade down again, but if not take Jordan Cameron as a pass rushing DE. I can here the howls not, but this guy can play.
I think the Cincy and Redskins are our most likely dance partners, but I would love to trade down, get more players in quantity and quality, and let someone else deal with Newton.