What if the Top Ten Blew Up? A Carolina Panthers Dream Scenario

Here at CSR we've given you sane, logical, sound mock drafts- and quite frankly I feel you need some more insanity in your life. So, you can do two things- first, watch this video and then read the below mock draft. I'll preface this by saying everything is at least possible, albeit implausible. As we draw closer to Radio City Music hall we're seeing some bizarre reoccurring themes that could completely blow up the top of the draft.

1. Indianapolis Colts- Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

Nothing is changing this pick, it's locked and loaded.

2. Washington Redskins- Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

Again, the 'skins chose their player a month ago when they made the trade. This just finalizes the deal.

3. ***TRADE*** Kansas City Chiefs- Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

Reports are emerging that teams are higher on Tannehill than pundits are. One catalyst for this was Jim Irsay who openly said on twitter that his scouting staff projected Tannehill to be a 'stud'. The Vikings have been looking to move back, and the Chiefs don't need a whole lot other than a QB at this stage. Their regional scouts will have taken a long look at the Aggie QB, and he can sit for a year behind Matt Cassel before becoming Romeo Crennel's franchise QB.

4. ***TRADE*** St. Louis Rams- Matt Kalil, OT, USC

The Rams have scores of draft picks to play with, and as this point they're laughing that they can still get who they would have taken at #2 while keeping a bevy of picks from Washington.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

Here's another surprise in the top 10 as the Bucs spurn Claiborne and Richardson to take Coples. Greg Schiano is a defensive coach, he is entering the stoutest QB division in the NFL, and it so happens former UNC coach Butch Davis is a 'special advisor' to the team. No team in the NFL knows more about Coples than the Bucs, and they'll roll the dice on him being an elite pass rusher.

More after the jump

6. Cleveland Browns- Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Taking Richardson at #4 was a hard pill to swallow, but picking up an additional selection from St. Louis lessens the blow. They're safe taking Richardson here, and it ends up being a mutually beneficial trade for both the Rams and Browns.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars- Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Conventional wisdom laughs at Floyd going before Blackmon, but conventional wisdom laughed at Jake Locker being selected before Blaine Gabbert last year. It only takes one team, and the Jags are staking their claim to the bigger WR to stretch the field in a way Jacksonville couldn't in 2011.

8. Miami Dolphins- Melvin Ingram, OLB, South Carolina

The Dolphins had a good defense last year, but this is pure BPA territory for a 3-4 team. Jason Taylor is 37 years old, and there will be a huge need at the spot right around the corner.

9. Carolina Panthers- ???

Here is where the nightmare for some teams becomes a dream for Carolina. This would put Morris Claiborne, Justin Blackmon, Fletcher Cox and Luke Kuechly in play for the Panthers. So, if the top 10 played out like this- who would you take?

SB Nation Featured Video
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cat Scratch Reader

You must be a member of Cat Scratch Reader to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cat Scratch Reader. You should read them.

Join Cat Scratch Reader

You must be a member of Cat Scratch Reader to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cat Scratch Reader. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.