There are lots of options in this years NFL draft but
The panthers are to far back to draft a player like Justin Blackmon or Matt Kalil so here are some options at the 8/9 pick
Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Coples is a player that is very strong and fast but his production this year isn't exactly what you would want out of a player you would draft with the eighth or ninth pick
Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama Kirkpatrick is the 2nd best corner in this draft but he may be available in the middle of the draft due to getting arrested for having weed.
Jonathon Martin OT Stanford Martin is a beast at both pass blocking and run blocking but OT is not one of our main needs considering i think that Jeff Otah will be given one more chance to stay healthy and we have much greater needs on the defensive side of the ball
Now that we have seen who could be available at eighth/ninth pick lets see what could happen if we trade back
Possible trade Partner Cincinati Bengals who have 2 first round picks one at pick 17 and one at pick 21 and there we could pick two players such as Kirkpatrick who could still be available and Michael Brockers who will be available
Kirkpatrick will give us a good cover corner and a hard hitting sure tackler on the other side of Chris Gamble and that will allow us to put captain munnerlyn back at nickle corner and give us a much improved secondary
Brockers would give us a good DT th play next to Ron Edwards he can push the pile and tackle well he is a good run stuffer and can also pressure the QB I've heard people Say that if he were to stay in college he would have a Ndamukong Suh like impact for the LSU tigers.
should the panthers trade back in the draft for Kirkpatrick and Brockers
yes for those two players (104 votes)
yes but for different players (39 votes)
no stay were we are at (14 votes)
157 total votes