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Green could be first No. 1 since Keyshawn

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08:06 AM ET 04.08 | File this with due diligence? Georgia WR A.J. Green is meeting with the Panthers Friday, the receiver told PFW in an interview. ... [Green] is being considered by Carolina for the top pick in the draft. He would complement WR Steve Smith and aid young QB Jimmy Clausen. If he is taken first overall, Green would be the first receiver taken atop the draft since Keyshawn Johnson in 1996. "I'm looking forward to meeting with some of the coaches and the GMs, but it's a long process," Green said. "I'm ready for it to be over and we can get back to playing football."

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April 8, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Sure...waste a No. 1 for a guy that you can't get the ball to Carolina.

April 8, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Hope he has the ability but not the attitude.

April 8, 2011  08:33 AM ET

I really hope Carolina does not give up on Clausen so quickly. He deserves an opportunity. Give him some weapons and protection, and he'll prove he's an NFL caliber QB.

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April 8, 2011  09:27 AM ET

Green said. "I'm ready for it to be over and we can get back to playing football."

Aren't we all

April 8, 2011  09:36 AM ET

Matt Millen isn't a GM for any team in the NFL

April 8, 2011  09:37 AM ET

First # 1 since Keyshawn... Hope he's nothing like him.

April 8, 2011  09:41 AM ET

No way I'd pick a receiver in the first round.

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April 8, 2011  09:55 AM ET

pre draft wind blowing...neva gonna happen

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April 8, 2011  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

CAN NOT stand Millen. He almost single-handedly destroyed the Lions.(owner had to help). Then this bone head is hired as an analyst?ANALYZE THIS - <raises middle finger>

I agree one hundred percent! How can that toss-pot find work as an analyst? It all astounds me. I once saw him working side-by-side Steve Young and totally disrespect Young's opinion on air. I think anytime someone disagrees with Matt Millen, he should just reply, "Detroit Lions." Really, isn't that all that needs to be said?

April 8, 2011  11:38 AM ET

Any plans of Tony Dungy returning to coaching? If he's willing to leave another Super Bowl contender behind him, Green could be traded for draft picks in a few years.

April 8, 2011  12:12 PM ET

Every time his mug comes on TV I switch the channel.

April 8, 2011  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

I agree one hundred percent! How can that toss-pot find work as an analyst? It all astounds me. I once saw him working side-by-side Steve Young and totally disrespect Young's opinion on air. I think anytime someone disagrees with Matt Millen, he should just reply, "Detroit Lions." Really, isn't that all that needs to be said?

Millens mug!

April 8, 2011  01:42 PM ET

Getting a top tier wide receiver does does no good at all if your quarterback is broken and bleeding behind a porous O-Line.

Teams are built on the line and there is a real beast from Alabama available that has top 5 value. Might not be all that sexy but a much better pick for the long term.

 
April 8, 2011  08:03 PM ET
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I really hope Carolina does not give up on Clausen so quickly. He deserves an opportunity. Give him some weapons and protection, and he'll prove he's an NFL caliber QB.

I agree!

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