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Billy Marshall

My top 50 players in the 2018 NFL Draft

After watching over 100 prospects, here is a list of the 50 best players I believe will be available in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The NFL Draft continues to be one of my favorite events on the calendar. Each year it’s exciting to watch talented prospects and project their professional future. I don’t pretend that my evaluations are better than anyone else, but I am confident in the process that leads to my rankings.

I watched and graded just over 100 players. The goal is to watch at least...

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Bradley Smith

The Scratching Post: 4/24/18

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss.

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Carolina Panthers: 1st NFL draft pick must be in secondary | Jourdan Rodrigue, Charlotte Observer
Carolina Panthers secondary has struggled since Josh Norman left. A big investment must be made in 2018 NFL Draft. First-round pick must be a defensive back, such as Josh Jackson, Justin Reid, Isaiah...

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Predicting the Carolina Panthers first round selection

At last, we have arrived at NFL Draft week as the Carolina Panthers move closer to making the 24th selection. Their has been a fog surrounding the Panthers pick this season due to the new (old) GM Marty Hurney taking his place by the phone once again. The one thing for certain on Thursday night […] The post Predicting the Carolina Panthers first round selection appeared first on Carolina Huddle.

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Bradley Smith

The Panthers are expected to pick up Shaq Thompson’s fifth-year option soon

The Panthers will make a very easy decision regarding Thompson’s fifth year with the team.

According to a tweet from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Carolina Panthers will pick up the fifth-year option on linebacker Shaq Thompson.

The #Panthers are picking up the 5th year option for LB Shaq Thompson, source said, so he’s under contract through 2019. No brainer. His importance only increases for 2018 with the Thomas Davis suspension.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 23,...

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Bradley Smith

The Panthers add two starters to the secondary in latest mock draft from CBS Sports

The Panthers add a cornerback and a safety in R.J. White’s latest mock draft.

R.J. White of CBS Sports has posted a full seven-round mock draft where the Carolina Panthers make a trade with the Chicago Bears to move up in the second round to grab some more help for the secondary.

Here’s the full seven round mock:

1-24 Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
2-39 Justin Reid, FS, Stanford (from [CHI])
2-55 Traded to Chicago
3-85 Traded to Chicago (from BUF )
3-88 Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State

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Bradley Smith

The Panthers take Josh Jackson in Dan Kadar’s latest mock

The Panthers could be in the market for a starting cornerback to pair with James Bradberry. Would Josh Jackson fill that need?

SB Nation’s Dan Kadar has shared his latest mock draft, and with the No. 24 pick he’s given the Panthers a starting cornerback to pair with James Bradberry.

24. Carolina Panthers: Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa

The Panthers would love to see a safety take a big tumble, but that may not happen. If not, Carolina needs to find a starting cornerback opposite James...

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Bryan Strickland

Ageless Mike Adams itching to lead

Safety Mike Adams enters his 15th NFL season but just his second with the Panthers aiming to spearhead a unit in transition.

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Mel Kiper Jr.: Panthers can fill needs without reaching at 24

The Panthers need help at safety, but they also could look to address an heir at center or a tight end with their first-round pick.

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Bradley Smith

The Scratching Post: 4/23/18

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss.

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2018 BCC mock draft: Vote on the Carolina Panthers pick at No. 24 overall | Ryan Day, Big Cat Country
We’re 5 days out from the 2018 NFL Draft. Every day between now and then we’ll be predicting a different team’s draft pick until we get to the Jacksonville Jaguars!

Carolina Panthers draft:...

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Jaxon

Chad Reuter’s 7 round mock has the Panthers trading up

Reuter predicts the Panthers trade up in the first round to get a WR

Reuter has the Panthers trading their #85 third rounder to the Seahawks to move up six spots to #18. His reasoning is to jump over the Cowboys who they assume will be looking for Dez Bryant’s replacement. That’s not a bad hypothesis really. I would feel okay about it if the next couple of selections were decent. But alas...Reuter goes off the rails.

Chad Reuter 2018 seven-round NFL mock draft: Team by team - NFL.com

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Mike Mayock releases last position group rankings of 2018

There is some movement in areas of need for the Panthers

First up is wide receivers and Mayock has made some changes including at the very top.

Mike Mayock's 2018 NFL Draft position rankings 3.0 - NFL.com
Wide receiver

1. DJ Moore, Maryland

2. Calvin Ridley, Alabama

3. Courtland Sutton, SMU

4. Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

T-5. James Washington, Oklahoma State

T-5. Anthony Miller, Memphis

Rise: Moore (2), Sutton (4), Washington (NR)

Fall: Ridley (1), Kirk (3), Sutton (3), DJ Chark, LSU...

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My worst Panthers mock draft pick ever

My mock draft career got off to a rocky start. Fortunately I didn’t quit my day job! Here’s a look back at my mock draft picks from 2007 to 2012 in the Mockingthedraft.com SBN writers mock drafts. In only two of these six mocks can I look back and say I made some good picks. It also includes MY WORST DRAFT PICK EVER! See if you agree. 2012 #9 – DT Fletcher Cox #40 – LB Lavonte David That’s a pretty strong pair right there. Both have made the Pro Bowl at least once. You just have...

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Which game is the least important for the Carolina Panthers this season?

The CSR staff shares their picks for the littlest game of the year for the Panthers Earlier today we had a pretty boring post polling the staff for their opinion on the biggest game of the Panthers’ 2018 season. Come on, everybody can identify a big game and see the stakes. Rivalries, play-off hopes, and revenge games? These are what football fandom is made of. Here at Cat Scratch Reader, we want to help you find the angles that you don’t have covered already and so here we proudly...

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TE Kent Taylor suspended four games for violating NFL’s policy on PEDs

Taylor is the second Panthers player to be suspended this offseason. According to a tweet from Bill Voth, Carolina Panthers tight end Kent Taylor has been suspended for the first four games of the season after violating the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy. Taylor is the second Panthers player to be suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season after linebacker Thomas Davis revealed he was also sitting out the first quarter of the 2018 campaign. Like Davis, Taylor...

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Which game is the most important for the Panthers this season?

The CSR staff shares their picks for the biggest game of the year for the Panthers.

As you know by now, the 2018 NFL schedule was released yesterday. After having some time to look it over, the CSR Staff have chosen their picks for the game that will be the most important for the Panthers to win.

Erik Sommers

Week 1 - vs Dallas Cowboys

In my opinion, no game is more important than your first one, and it doesn’t matter who you are playing. The first game is the culmination of everything...

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Bill Voth

Grill Bill: Greg Olsen to MNF?

Cam Newton isn't losing his security blanket. Not yet, at least.

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Panthers' new defensive coordinator makes scoring a priority

Eric Washington said he wants the Panthers' defense to not only force turnovers, but also find the end zone, something the unit did just once in 2017.

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Panthers Film Analysis: Examining the safety position in Ron Rivera’s defense

The Panthers need help at safety. Should they add a strong safety, or a free safety? To answer this, we first need to look at how safeties have historically been utilized in Ron Rivera’s defenses. 

The Carolina Panthers need to add talent at the safety position in this year’s draft. The current projected pairing of Da’Norris Searcy and Mike Adams would be one of the oldest and slowest in the league. Neither have particularly great range, which could be a big problem if both are on the...

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The Scratching Post: 4/20/18

Here’s today’s collection of Panthers links for you to discuss.

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Carolina Panthers: A strategy for the 2018 NFL draft | Tom Sorensen, Charlotte Observer
In 2018 NFL draft, Carolina Panthers should first pick Stanford safety Justin Reid, Iowa cornerback Joshua Jackson or Louisville’s Jaire Alexander. The game plan should also include getting a running back such as...

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2018 Carolina Panthers game-by-game predictions

For the first time in five years, the Panthers, who are again expected to contend for the NFC South crown, will open the regular season at home.

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