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WCG Mock Draft- Carolina Panthers

Jeff Otah

Offensive Tackle
ANALYSIS: I was originally going to go running back, but DeAngelo Williams is only 3 years deep in the league and has time for improvement. With that being said, Jeff Otah is what the Carolina Panthers need for their offense, he's the tackle that they've needed for a few years now. He's a senior from Pitt and has the experience to be a first years starter for this franchise. He's 6-6 322lbs, which means he's a big man with strength, power and size. It is also to be noted that he's got some long arms, which is great for any big offensive line player. He's versatile and still has time to improve even more as a player as his career goes on. This is a great pick up for the Panthers and I'm suprised no other teams went after him at this point.

They will need a good, fresh lineman to protect Delhomme and open up holes for Williams. They'll be able to get away with this pick because they had the chance to improve other positions in the free agency, so now they can draft a tackle. They have gotten Muhammed back on the team who is still familiar with Steve Smith and Jake Delhomme, seems nothing has really changed since he left anyways. They also picked up DJ Hackett to add to their already huge depth at receiver (they have 10 as of now) and have went free agent crazy picking up linebacker Landon Johnson, guard Milford Brown, safety Terrence Holt, guard Keydrick Vincent, and defensive end Tyler Branton. So dont be suprised if they don't help themselves out at tackle since there isnt too much in the draft at this point to help their other need, defensive tackle.
Pick Team Player Drafter Analysis
1 Miami Dolphins Jake Long McRipper Details
2 St. Louis Rams Chris Long Chad Details
3 Atlanta Falcons Glenn Dorsey mas12 Details
4 Oakland Raiders Vernon Gholston Doctor Chicago Details
5 Kansas City Chiefs Sedrick Ellis whitebearsox23 Details
6 NY Jets Darren McFadden DaNate23 Details
7 New England Patriots Leodis McKelvin tyger1147 Details
8 Baltimore Ravens Matt Ryan McRipper Details
9 Cinncinati Bengals Keith Rivers tomas21 Details
10 New Orleans Saints Mike Jenkins sirus19x Details
11 Buffalo Bills Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Chad Details
12 Denver Broncos Ryan Clady Arctic Bronco Details
13 Carolina Panthers Jeff Otah DaNate23 Details

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