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Panthers more likely to hold pick, take Newton

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08:06 AM ET 03.16 | Many believe the signs are pointing in one clear direction. The Carolina Panthers will select Cam Newton with the first pick in the NFL draft, or are working hard to convince the football world they plan to. If a team craves Newton and offers the appropriate picks, the Panthers could trade down -- but not too far down -- and take Patrick Peterson, the fine cornerback from Louisiana State, or A.J. Green, the tremendous Georgia receiver. Without a collective bargaining agreement, however, draft day trades become more difficult since only picks, and not players, can be exchanged. ... The Panthers will return to Auburn for a private workout with Newton Wednesday. One group of Panthers was scheduled to have dinner with Newton and his family Tuesday, and another group is scheduled to have dinner with him tonight.

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March 16, 2011  08:09 AM ET

If this happens, things will suddenly get very interesting in Carolina.

March 16, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If this happens, things will suddenly get very interesting in Carolina.

so they will have a big name qb and still suck.

March 16, 2011  08:27 AM ET

They put the stink on poo!

March 16, 2011  08:37 AM ET

If Cecil wants $185K from the Panthers to take Cam to dinner, the Panthers might want to re-consider.

March 16, 2011  08:37 AM ET

NO! I want the bills to draft him so they can continue their futility. As long as the 9ers don't draft him (which I don't think they would even if he was available), I don't care where he lands.

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March 16, 2011  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If Cecil wants $185K from the Panthers to take Cam to dinner, the Panthers might want to re-consider.

If his father is just looking for a way to make money, I hope he goes undrafted.

March 16, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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I still dont think Newton will turn our to be a great QB. I've mentioned in previous posts that he reminds me of Vince Young and look how that turned out.

He's a Vince Young/JaMarcus Russell hybrid.

March 16, 2011  08:41 AM ET

"One group of Panthers was scheduled to have dinner with Newton and his family Tuesday, and another group is scheduled to have dinner with him tonight."

Keep feeding him and he'll end up like JarJar for sure.

March 16, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

He's a Vince Young/JaMarcus Russell hybrid.

Add entertainer/icon to the mix and you have... not much else.

March 16, 2011  08:47 AM ET

The Panthers had better hope this works.

History shows what happens when you screw up picking a QB with the first pick...

March 16, 2011  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Add entertainer/icon to the mix and you have... not much else.

This is true.

March 16, 2011  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The Panthers had better hope this works. History shows what happens when you screw up picking a QB with the first pick...

It'll be Chris Weinke all over again.

March 16, 2011  08:51 AM ET

I'd say this is a smokescreen to hide their real pick, but I'm not sure the Panthers think that far ahead.

March 16, 2011  08:54 AM ET

Ha! if this happens then I guess Clausen didn't LUCK out when Andrew said he would return to Stanford......thus putting an end to his very very very short career as an NFL up and coming youngster.....

March 16, 2011  08:54 AM ET

If you could trade the pick...I would definetely do it.

March 16, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I'd say this is a smokescreen to hide their real pick, but I'm not sure the Panthers think that far ahead.

The perpetually bad teams usually don't.

March 16, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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If you could trade the pick...I would definetely do it.

Agreed.

March 16, 2011  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

If you could trade the pick...I would definetely do it.

Trading the slot for multiple picks would be good since the whole team is basically one big hole to fill.

 
March 16, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

If you could trade the pick...I would definetely do it.

A team with real cajones would use the pick on the best player and not on the best hype.

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