The Carolina Panthers just want everyone to know that they got ****ed this year. This pick should have been simple. Andrew Luck should be up at the podium holding up a Panthers jersey right now. Instead, he's back at Stanford working on his degree.
And then to make matters even worse.....this draft class really isn't that great at the top. I've got a ton of options to choose from but there really isn't one guy that stands out as being worthy of the #1 overall pick. **** it...
With the 1st overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select:
A.J. Green, WR, University of Georgia
There were a couple of guys that I could've taken with this pick. Nick Fairley and Marcell Dareus could have been the pick because the Panthers have a need for a DT along their line. Bowers could have been the pick to play opposite of Charles Johnson. Hell....I guess I could have taken Cam Newton or Blaine Gabbert with this pick because the Panthers really don't have much at QB. A.J. Green does two things for me.
1. Green gives the Panthers a true #1 WR. Steve Smith is old and isn't playing like the Steve Smith of old. A.J. Green allows Smith to get single coverage again.....or it allows the Panthers to trade him (once the new CBA is signed).
2. Green gives the Panthers the ability to see what they have in Clausen. If Clausen turns out to not be the QB they're looking for....then it gives the Panthers a great target for the QB they draft next year. It's not like they won't have a shot at Luck in 2012.