It is almost time for “The Most Anticipated Moment of the Year” for the Carolina Panthers Nation “D-DAY” better known as Draft Day. With the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select ________ ________. QB or NOT QB, that is the question?All eyes on Cam Newton Carolina. Do you take the gamble on the Default #1 Quarterback in the Draft aka the 2010 Heisman Trophy Winner out of Auburn who could be a BOOM or a BUST? Or do you go for the surefire NFL-Ready pick in the SEC Defensive Player of the year (an maybe the next Charles Woodson or Champ Bailey) Patrick Peterson out of LSU? Or do you go for the much needed position of Defensive Tackle with Marcell Dareus from Alabama?
So many questions to be answered in such little time. This is “The Single Biggest Moment in Panthers Franchise History”. General Manager Marty Hurney has absolutely NO margin for Error. There can’t be a Jason Peter or Tim Biakabutuka. Especially if the Panthers select Cam Newton #1 Overall. If an NFL team gets it wrong with a Top 5 Pick at Corner, Left Tackle, or Running Back, it can be fixed. However, if a team like the Oakland Raiders get it WRONG at QB with a Top 5 Pick in 2007 with JaMarcus Russell, it can handicap a franchise for years.
Panthers & Marty Hurney, you are officially ON the clock. the time is now to give your card to the commissioner. If a quarterback is the #1 selection, it better be Peyton Manning; NOT Ryan Leaf!