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Hail2DaChiefs with the pick...

Charlotte, North Carolina. The home of Bank of America and Wachovia, as well as other financial institutions, has seen much turmoil with the economic crash beginning last year.  Charlotte has had many businesses close and many members of the community find themselves jobless in recent months. It's a city with much need for something to cheer about indeed.

The surging Charlotte Bobcats organization has solidified its very first playoff berth (congrats to them for a job well done), but the pulse of the city is located at Bank of America stadium.  Although the Panthers are a young organization, they have captured the hearts of everyone in North and South Carolina with the inspired play that took them from 1-15 in 2001 to a near Super Bowl victory 2 years later.

Enter this NFL offseason. The Carolina Panthers organization is amidst a shakedown much like our beloved Chiefs began last season. Jake Delhomme, the former starting quarterback, was ousted after an Epic Fail of a season beginning with a 5 turnover performance I witnessed from the front row. Julius Peppers, the defensive face of the franchise, forced his way to "greener pastures" and never looked back. Several other players are now gone after cuts this offseason which point to the desire of the front office to start a youth movement.

The Panthers, like the Chiefs have many holes to fill, and have the undaunting task of beginning this rebuild without their first round pick this year (traded in the last draft to take Everette Brown DE - FSU).

Team Needs: WR, QB, DT, DE, KR, DB

With the 48th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select..... 

 

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Arrelious Benn, WR (Illinois)

Although Benn has a relatively small body of work in his college career, he has great size (6'2" 220) and speed (Combine 40: 4.48, Pro Day 40: 4.36). His very physical style of play draws comparisons to Anquan Boldin and Andre Johnson.

The Panthers appear to be content to give their new quarterback, Matt Moore, the nod this year and they would welcome another weapon for the young QB to count on opposite Steve Smith. A balanced passing attack to go along with the best RB tandem in the league last year (J. Stewart and D. Williams) would make the Panthers an offensive force to be reckoned with all year long............

First round results are here.

 

Number Team Position Player Selected by
33 St. Louis Rams  WR Demaryius Thomas UCrawford
34 Detroit Lions  CB  Devin McCourty upamtn
35 Tampa Bay Bucs  DE Everson Griffen Larryemcdaniel
36 Kansas City Chiefs  WR Golden Tate ChiefsFan90s
37 Philadelphia Eagles (From Redskins)  OLB Daryl Washington fairmont
38 Cleveland Browns  QB Jahvid Best HIV2Elway
39 Oakland Raiders  G Jon Asamoah mushin
40 San Diego Chargers (From Seahawks)  RB Jonathan Dwyer tomahawk44
41 Buffalo Bills  QB Tim Tebow ArrowDread
42 Tampa Bay Bucs (From Bears)  WR Eric Decker Larryemcdaniel
43 Miami Dolphins  NT Linval Joseph Sam D
44 New England Patriots (from Jaguars)  OLB Nawa'akoa Lisiate Foti Analeseanoa Misi stagdsp
45 Denver Broncos  CB Kareem Jackson kcsno56
46 New York Giants  OLB Eric Norwood CHIEFER
47 New England Patriots (from Titans)  WR Damian Williams
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48 Carolina Panthers  WR Arrelious Benn
Hail2DaChiefs
49 San Francisco 49ers     jterry
50 Houston Texans     ChiefsDude
51 Kansas City Chiefs (from Falcons)     ChiefsFan90s
52 Pittsburgh Steelers     Godlovetheredman14
53 New England Patriots     stagdsp
54 Cincinnati Bengals     PSUkegreen
55 Philadelphia Eagles     fairmont
56 Green Bay Packers     tybme
57 Baltimore Ravens     Ben S
58 Arizona Cardinals     kirkismerff
59 Dallas Cowboys     dbowefosho
60 Seattle Seahawks (From Chargers)     Matt Conner
61 New York Jets     Matt_Grbac
62 Minnesota Vikings     ravenhawk
63 Indianapolis Colts     TheAngelsColts
64 New Orleans Saints     King of the Cassel