Senior Bowl Weigh-In Panther Prospect Notes

Man I love this modern age we live in! We've got notes from the Sr. Bowl weigh in ... Why do I find these things interesting? maybe I'm a draft junkie?

The guy in this game most likely to be first off the board in April and solid Panther 1st round prospect:

North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples is likely to be the first player participating this week to be selected come April’s draft. Coples had a disappointing senior season, but he is said to have all the physical tools and they were obvious to see on Monday. Coples was measured to be just under 6-6 and he weighed in at 281 pounds. Because the South team doesn’t have any standout tackle prospects, Coples will be expected to dominate in practice. Anything less will be an extreme disappointment for a potential top-10 pick.

The fact most of us are not very high on Coples will probably mean Hurney and Rivera will openly love him after the combine (smokescreen of course). Moving on to a couple LB prospects that might be involved in a trade back scenario:

Zach Brown weighed in at 6-1, 236, and looked the part of the athletic linebacker he’s purported to be. The question on Brown, supposedly, is his tackling ability, and he’ll be tested in practice. Another linebacker who impressed before practice began was Sean Spence of Miami (FL.).Spence, 5-11, 228, was overheard to be described as "rock hard" and is a stout tackler. He likely projects as a WILL linebacker.

Spence is a 2-3 round prospect that I wouldn't rule out just because of his size. I've seen both these guys play multiple times and they are players, they hit and they cover the field. I'd love to have either one, Brown in the 2nd or Spence in the 4th.

Are you hoping for a Panther trade back? There's another potential catalyst that might entice a team to trade up, a QB of course that I will discuss ...after the jump...

Arizona QB Nick Foles is the #4 QB on the CBS Sports Board who could rise up in a hurry with a big game this weekend:

The quarterback picture will be very intriguing this week. Nick Foles of Arizona is one of three quarterbacks in the mix to be the third quarterback selected come April behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill pulled out of the Senior Bowl with an injury and Arizona State’s Brock Orsweiler is a early entrant as a junior with a big arm, but the focus will be on Foles this week. Foles measured in at exactly 6-5, 244, and also had the biggest hands of the six quarterbacks in Mobile (10 3/4 "). Foles played behind a suspect offensive line in college so he’ll have an opportunity to showcase his arm strength and accuracy in practice this week

Since its a given RG3 will be gone before 8-9 Foles might instead be the QB sitting there a team decided to go after. Both the Chiefs and the Seahawks shoudl want a QB like Foles. Whoever loses that coint toss for the #11 spot may give the Panthers a 2nd rounder to move up over the other.

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