1: Carolina Panthers take Cam Newton from Auburn. I said it 105 days ago, or so the Twitter account says. I never believed in Jimmy Clausen. I did believe in Matt Moore. But now I’m sure that The Panthers need so much help in so many areas, they need to gamble hard. They will place all their chips on Cam Newton. P.S. If I”mto lunch and Carolina goes D-line to replace the hole that Peppers left, look for Ryan Mallet to be the 1st pick of the 2nd round and the absolute steal of the draft.
2. Denver Broncos take Patrick Peterson from LSU. Champ Bailey’s time has ended in Denver. Peterson is a stud in every way. The Bronco’s have a QB, RB, and a mess of wide receivers. I really think they take a defensive player here and Peterson is my pick. A lot of people have Marcell Dareus from Alabama going here. I don’t, although the John Fox effect has me questioning everything.
3. Buffalo Bills take A.J. Green from Georgia. Buffalo does not need a QB. Fitzpatrick came from nowhere last year to solve that problem. What they need are more skilled hands catching balls as he continues to sling next year. Buffalo probably needs more help on the defensive side, but are too gunshy after 2009 LB Aaron Maybin hasn’t panned out, they will go big or go home. Green is a game changer and together with the red zone dynamo that is Steve Johnson, they will be a force to be reckoned with on offense next year.
4. Cincinnati Bengals take Marcell Dareus from Alabama. They were planning on taking a QB the whole way because of Carson Palmers unhappiness but when Dareus falls to 4th, they are blown away. They snap him up and take their chances on Palmer.
5. Arizona Cardinals take Blaine Gabbert from Missouri. Such a debacle at the QB position last year, the Cardinal’s need a plug and play QB now. Trial by fire will be the dressing room chant and Gabbert is the best QB to fill that position. Please don’t screw this up Whisenhunt, like you did with Larry Fitz’s last year.