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2017 Rookie Talk

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fretgod99    59

It's always nice to see how the next wave of Panthers are developing. Which UDFA is blowing it up? Which top pick is having trouble adjusting? Even casual fans are curious how their favorite college player might be doing at the next level. So let's talk about that here.

If there is a big news story feel free to open up a new thread where we can talk about that more in depth. This is for more general rookie talk that doesn't really merit it's own thread.

2017 Carolina Panthers Draft

Round 1, Pick 8: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford 

Round 2, Pick 40: Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State

Round 2, Pick 64 (from Patriots): Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan

Round 3, Pick 77 (from Cardinals): Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M

Round 5, Pick 152: Corn Elder, CB, Miami

Round 6, Pick 192: Alex Armah, FB, West Georgia

Round 7, Pick 233 (from Colts through Browns): Harrison Butker, K, Georgia Tech

Some Key UDFA

Fred Ross, WR, Mississippi State

Austin Duke, WR, UNC-Charlotte

Bryan Cox, Jr., DL, Florida

Ben Boulware, LB, Clemson

Cole Luke, CB, Notre Dame

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EliteTexan80    77
7 hours ago, fretgod99 said:

2017 Houston Texans Draft

Round 1, Pick 8: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford 

Round 2, Pick 40: Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State

Round 2, Pick 64 (from Patriots): Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan

Round 3, Pick 77 (from Cardinals): Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M

Round 5, Pick 152: Corn Elder, CB, Miami

Round 6, Pick 192: Alex Armah, FB, West Georgia

Round 7, Pick 233 (from Colts through Browns): Harrison Butker, K, Georgia Tech

Quit mocking me! Showing off with your fired GM. I've been wanting to fire my GM into the Sun for 12 years!

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domepatrol91    44

For real though I love McCaffrey. I knew the Panthers would nab him too. ¬¬

He's gonna be a fantastic dual threat. I figured if the Saints somehow snagged him he would play about 50/50 WR and RB. How do the Panthers plan to use him?

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31 minutes ago, domepatrol91 said:

How do the Panthers plan to use him?

Hard to tell. We generally haven't been too creative with offensive personnel, but to be fair the most dynamic player we ever had before McCaffrey was Ted Ginn :P

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domepatrol91    44

I feel like Tolbert was used well when he was younger. Read option fake handoff to Stewart with a screen pass to McCaffrey will hurt a lot of teams this year.

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fretgod99    59

I think McCaffrey is probably going to be a slash player. RB who motions to the slot quite a bit. Hopefully they'll up their screen game, too.

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27 minutes ago, domepatrol91 said:

I feel like Tolbert was used well when he was younger. Read option fake handoff to Stewart with a screen pass to McCaffrey will hurt a lot of teams this year.

That's true, although I remember one season in particular they had a real thing for trying to connect to Tolbert on crossing routes, wasn't the most effective strategy.

With how obvious it was that McCaffrey was the main target in the draft, I'm sure they have some things in mind to make use of his talent. Motioning him to the slot, some option plays, probably a lot of dual-RB backfields. Probably won't be a "starter", but I'm sure he'll see the field a good bit.

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