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Gosselin's top 100

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by gimmesix, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Pity the Carolina Panthers.

    They won just twice in 16 games last season to earn the first overall choice of the 2011 NFL draft.

    But there isn’t a Sam Bradford waiting there for them. There isn’t a Peyton Manning or an Orlando Pace. Even the Ndamukong Suhs and Matt Ryans are nowhere to be found at the top of this draft board.

    The Panthers have the first overall selection in a draft that has no consensus first overall choice. Some teams have Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green at the top of the board. Others have LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson. Still others have Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller.

    Unfortunately for the Panthers, they have a pressing need at quarterback. When Andrew Luck decided to return to Stanford for his senior season in 2011, Carolina lost out on a potential franchise quarterback of its own.

    If the Panthers are to address the need at quarterback with either Cam Newton or Blaine Gabbert in this draft, they will have to skip over more talented players at other positions. But if you don’t have a quarterback in the NFL, you don’t have a chance.

    The Panthers are one of eight teams that will be staring at the quarterback board in the first round. So expect a run of passers early in this draft, starting with the Panthers.

    But pencil in Green at No. 1 on the annual Top 100 of The Dallas Morning News. The Top 100 is compiled based on conversations with NFL general managers, personnel directors, pro and college coaches and scouts. This is not a mock draft. Teams will skip around the board on draft day to make selections that fit their needs.

    No., player Pos. School
    1, A.J. Green WR Georgia
    2, Von Miller OLB Texas A&M
    3, Patrick Peterson CB LSU
    4, Marcell Dareus DT Alabama
    5, Julio Jones WR Alabama
    6, Cam Newton QB Auburn
    7, Tyron Smith OT Southern California
    8, Nick Fairley DT Auburn
    9, Robert Quinn DE North Carolina
    10, Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri
    11, J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin
    12, Cam Jordan DE California
    13, Nate Solder OT Colorado
    14, Aldon Smith DE Missouri
    15, Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska
    16, Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College
    17, Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue
    18, Mark Ingram RB Alabama
    19, Corey Liuget DT Illinois
    20, Mike Pouncey C Florida
    21, Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin
    22, Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson
    23, Jake Locker QB Washington
    24, Phil Taylor DT Baylor
    25, Jimmy Smith CB Colorado
    26, Marvin Austin DT North Carolina
    27, Christian Ponder QB Florida State
    28, Danny Watkins G Baylor
    29, Adrian Clayborn DE Iowa
    30, Cameron Heyward DE Ohio State
    31, Aaron Williams CB Texas
    32, Derek Sherrod OT Mississippi State
    33, Muhammad Wilkerson DT Temple
    34, Andy Dalton QB TCU
    35, Marcus Cannon G TCU
    36, Ryan Williams RB Virginia Tech
    37, Jon Baldwin WR Pittsburgh
    38, Akeem Ayers S UCLA
    39, Kyle Rudolph TE Notre Dame
    40, Ryan Mallett QB Arkansas
    41, James Carpenter OT Alabama
    42, Daniel Thomas RB Kansas State
    43, Greg Little WR North Carolina
    44, Brooks Reed DE Arizona
    45, Kenrick Ellis DT Hampton
    46, Ras-I Dowling CB Virginia
    47, Rahim Moore S UCLA
    48, Torrey Smith WR Maryland
    49, Jarvis Jenkins DT Clemson
    50, Orlando Franklin OT Miami
    51, Mikel Leshoure RB Illinois
    52, Titus Young WR Boise State
    53, Lance Kendricks TE Wisconsin
    54, Stephen Paea DT Oregon State
    55, Randall Cobb WR Kentucky
    56, Will Rackley G Lehigh
    57, Edmond Gates WR Abilene Christian
    58, Allen Bailey DE Miami
    59, Terrell McClain DT South Florida
    60, Martez Wilson OLB Illinois
    61, Shareece Wright CB Southern California
    62, Taiwan Jones RB Eastern Washington
    63, Colin Kaepernick QB Nevada
    64, Brandon Harris CB Miami
    65, Bruce Carter OLB North Carolina
    66, Rodney Hudson C Florida State
    67, Dontay Moch DE Nevada
    68, Shane Vereen RB California
    69, Luke Stocker TE Tennessee
    70, Jah Reid OT Central Florida
    71, Leonard Hankerson WR Miami
    72, Marcus Gilchrist CB Clemson
    73, Steve Wisniewski C Penn State
    74, Kendall Hunter RB Oklahoma State
    75, K.J. Wright OLB Mississippi State
    76, John Moffitt G Georgia
    77, Tandon Doss WR Indiana
    78, Drake Nevis DT LSU
    79, Marcus Gilbert OT Florida
    80, Pernell McPhee DE Mississippi State
    81, Ben Ijalana G Villanova
    82, Jabaal Sheard OLB Pittsburgh
    83, Jalil Brown CB Colorado
    84, DeMarco Murray RB Oklahoma
    85, Rashad Carmichael CB Virginia Tech
    86, Jerrel Jernigan WR Troy
    87, Johnny Patrick CB Louisville
    88, Jurrell Casey DT Southern California
    89, Clint Boling G Georgia
    90, Bilal Powell RB Louisville
    91, Ricky Stanzi QB Iowa
    92, Jaiquawn Jarrett S Temple
    93, Brandon Burton CB Utah
    94, Sam Acho DE Texas
    95, James Brewer OT Indiana
    96, Rob Housler TE Florida Atlantic
    97, Quinton Carter S Oklahoma
    98, Jerrell Powe NY Mississippi
    99, Colin McCarthy OLB Miami
    100, David Arkin OT Missouri State

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  2. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    There's *no way* I roll the dice on a QB if I'm the Panthers. Way too risky with this lot.

    I take the best defender and don't look back. They'll be in position to draft a QB again next year with better options available and not so much risk.
  3. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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  4. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I guess it depends on how risky they think it is. If Newton is a true "6" in this draft, it doesn't seem like teams view him as too much of a risk.
  5. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    if I am Carolina I take PP or Dareous
  6. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Taking the consensus #6 player with your first pick out of need is a significant risk in my book. Think of what you could get in a trade for that kind of drop. That's the difference between what you'd get and what your pick is worth.

    Then you figure you have to pay that guy #1 money and give him two or three years as a starter to try to develop him. That's a huge commitment.

    If I'm a brand new defensive coach, I take the defensive playmaker in a heartbeat. Improve my team as much as I can with the safe pick, knowing that without a QB you're going to be picking in the top ten again next year. Take the shot at Luck, or at getting a player of Gabbert or Locker's quality a year from now lower in the draft where the risk isn't go great and you can afford to throw another developmental player into the mix to see who develops.
  7. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that according to these rankings. JJ Watt would be a value pick in a trade down scenario.
  8. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    Ellis is rated higher then I would like, so I guess we'll have to take him at #40, especially if we take a OT at #9
  9. Skerr41

    Skerr41 Member

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    I'm surprised that Rackley is rated 17 spots higher than Wisniewski. I really expected that to be the other way around.
  10. ThreeandOut

    ThreeandOut Well-Known Member

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    And Tyron Smith would be a value pick at #9.
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Thanks gimme.
  12. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian 3.141529 Zone Supporter

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    Thanks for posting.
  13. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Well-Known Member

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    An excellent point as well.
  14. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    And just like his positional top-10, no Justin Houston or Christian Ballard to be seen.
  15. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    I'd take him there and not look back. Unless they get an overwhelming offer to move down a few spots, I'd just stay there and take him at 9.
  16. Randy White

    Randy White Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    What he said.
  17. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    couldn't agree more
  18. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Cam newton has all the physical tools; but its upstairs that is the problem. A guy that thinks of himself as an entertainer and an icon FIRST rather that a football player is a huge risk. Not to mention his past history as a liar and thief.
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Especially is there is any chance we lose Free.
  20. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. He is the exact opposite of what you want on the intangible meter when you are talking about giving him $50 million and making him the face our your franchise.

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