And with the #59 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers Select...

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                 Oregon OL Fenuki Tupou

808NaNz808 with the pick...

This will be the Panthers first selection of the draft this year, they have few holes on their roster after a very impressive season. However the way I see it, Carolina's needs shake out as (from most to least important) DE(pending on where Julius Peppers plays next year), DT, RG, QB, than CB.

Julius Peppers may very well be a Panther next year seeing that he has signed a franchise tender, the Panthers would be more than happy to see Peppers return, and because Peppers is less than a year away from 30, and a year separated from a 2.5 sack campaign his trade market may be too low for the Panthers to give up their premier pass rusher.

Next up is DT. Carolina's biggest problem on the interior defensive line was in Maake Kemoeatu's lackluster performances. However, Sen'Derrick Marks, the next highest rated player at this junction is too small, and didn't impress with both his combine and pro day results; he ranked near last amongst D-linemen in the 40, didn't bench at the combine, and only benched the 225 sixteen times. Which is good for last amongst Defensive linemen at the combine, heck that's good for fourth to last among running backs at the combine. Plus Carolina will hope to see Sammie Lee Hill drop to them in the third.

The Panther's next need is at RG. There wasn't a distinguished starter at RG all season in 2008, as an eight game starting streak escaped every player to man the position. In a deep offensive line class the Panthers are in position to draft a late first round talent toward the end of the second In Fenuki Tupou. Tupou may be just what the Panthers need at this point, he has all the right tools to play every position on the line and this may prove vital to the Panthers who are looking at a 29 year old Jordan Gross in 2009. With Tupou's versatility, Chris Williams is free to man the right end of the line with Tupou in the guard position next to him until Gross retires. When Gross does retire Williams can slide to LT, Tupou is kicked out to RT and Carolina finds bookends for a very long time. The Carolina O-Line outside of the RG position gave up 10.5 sacks (5 by Chris Williams) Tupou may be the missing link on this line, and for a team with so little holes they find a great BPA that fits a position of need.

Round 1 is here.

Previous pick: DL Jarron Gilbert

Read moreScouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

On the clock: New York Giants (ChiefsFan90s)

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Pick Round 2 Selection Date Approval Rating
1(33) Detroit Lions - UCrawford  CB Darius Butler Weds., April 8th 48%
2(34) New England Patriots (From Kansas City) - connerman  DE Robert Ayers Weds., April 8th 67%
3(35) St. Louis Rams - Lanier63  DT Evander Hood Thursday, April 9th 55%
4(36) Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway  DE Connor Barwin Thursday, April 9th 68%
5(37) Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel  OT William Beatty Friday, April 10th 67%
6(38) Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic  C Max Unger Friday, April 10th 68%
7(39) Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns  G Duke Robinson Monday, April 13th 72%
8(40) Oakland Raiders - mushin T Phil Loadholt Monday, April 13th 68%
9(41) Green Bay Packers - JasonM  DT Ron Brace Tuesday, April 14th 62%
10(42) Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread DE Michael Johnson Tuesday, April 14th 60%
11(43) San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch DE/LB Larry English Weds. April 15th 67%
12(44) Miami Dolphins (From Washington) - shraggyj  WR Kenny Britt Weds. April 15th 69%
13(45) New York Giants (From New Orleans) - ChiefsFan90s  LB Clint Sintim Thursday, April 16th 64%
14(46) Houston Texans - ChiefsDude FS Louis Delmas Thursday, April 16th 37%
15(47) New England Patriots (From San Diego) - connerman DE/OLB Paul Kruger Friday, April 17th 64%
16(48) Denver Broncos (From Texans) - Keyser Sose  RB Donald Brown Friday, April 17th 41%
17(49) Chicago Bears - Holmeslice C Jonathan Luigs Monday, April 20th
18(50) Cleveland Browns (From Tampa Bay) - HIV2Elway  RB Shonn Green Monday, April 20th
19(51) Dallas Cowboys - chiefsfan1384
SS William Moore
Monday, April 20th
20(52) New York Jets - PSUkegreen WR Mohamed Massaquoi Tuesday, April 21st
21(53) Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717  RB LeSean McCoy Tuesday, April 21st
22(54) Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56  C Eric Wood Tuesday, April 21st
23(55) Atlanta Falcons - RedNose CB Victor Harris Weds. April 22nd
24(56) Miami Dolphins - shraggyj  CB Jarius Byrd Weds. April 22nd
25(57) Baltimore Ravens - Ben S  WR Brian Robiskie Weds. April 22nd
26(58) New England Patriots - connerman  DL Jarron Gilbert Thursday, April 23rd
27(59) Carolina Panthers - 808NaNz808  OL Fenuki Tupou
Thursday, April 23rd
28(60) New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s   Thursday, April 23rd
29(61) Indianapolis Colts - saskwatch   Friday, April 24th
30(62) Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99   Friday, April 24th
31(63) Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH   Friday, April 24th
32(64) Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33   Friday, April 24th

 

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