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First Go (Don't Ask How the Trades Happened, I wasn't paying attention):

2nd Round)

-53rd: Brandon Thomas - OT - Clemson

-60th: Austin Sefarian-Jenkins - TE - Washington

-75th: Stanley Jean-Baptiste - CB/S - Nebraska

-92nd: Donte Moncrief - WR - Ole Miss

-117th: Pierre Desir - CB - Lindenwood

-124th: Jared Abbrederis - WR - Wisconsin

-149th: James Hurst - OT - North Carolina

-156th: Dri Archer - RB/WR/KR- Kent State

-188th: Ron Powell - DE - Florida

-202nd: Connow Shaw - QB - South Carolina

I went full on New England here, trading with the Rams for their 2nd and 3rd in the 1st, and again with the Packers in the 2nd. I was able to double-dip on practically all of our positions of need.

QB - Cam Newton

RB - DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart

FB - Mike Tolbert

WR 1 - Hakeem Nicks

WR 2 - Donte Moncrief

Slot - Jared Abbrederis

TE 1 - Greg Olsen

TE 2 - Austin Sefarian-Jenkins

LT - Brandon Thomas

LG - Amini Silatolu

C - Ryan Kalil

RG - Edmund Kugbila/Byron Bell

RT - James Hurst/Byron Bell

DE 1 - Charles Johnson

DE 2 - Greg Hardy

NT - Star Lotulelei

DT - Kawann Short

LOLB - A.J. Klein

ILB - Luke Kuechly

ROLB - Thomas Davis

CB 1 - Stanley Jean-Baptiste/Melvin White/Pierre Desir (Scary, I know)

CB 2 - Pierre Desir/Stanley Jean-Baptiste/Melvin White

Nickel - Melvin White/Pierre Desir

FS - Charles Godfrey/Stanley Jean-Baptiste

SS - Robert Lester/Stanley Jean-Baptiste

You know, THIS roster I could definitely work with. It's asking a lot from a lot of our draft picks, and I seriously doubt everything plays out this well. Our offensive line is a big question mark, but at least there is some hope with this draft. Our Secondary is absolutely frightening, but it shows promise. I don't necessarily forsee all of our young guys starting in the secondary, and unlike Nicks, I can't just throw in a hypothetical name and call it good since Nicks at the moment seems to be highly likely he comes to Carolina--especially now since Smith is about to be cut/traded. To me, this is a competitive roster, but it's also very wishful thinking that everyone pans out. Like... no joke we'd have to hit on almost every pick for this to work. The bright side is that this draft class may go down as one of the greatest in awhile. There is SO MUCH talent that it won't be uncommon to see starters picked in the 5th-6th round.

Obscure things I noticed:

The two new projected Tackles on the depth chart played their college ball in the Carolinas. If they pan out, it could be nice to see hometown kids playing well for their hometown team.

If Pierre Desir and Stanley Jean-Baptiste pan out as our #1 and our #2 CBs, I could see a Frenchy nickname forming for them. Suggestions?

That's all for me being an armchair GM. Have at it, gentleman.

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