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With the 48th Pick in the 2010 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...

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Corey Wootton, DE - Northwestern

Pick made by Bullard47:

There were a lot of different of different choices I could have made, but in the end it looked like the two biggest needs for Carolina were DE and WR. TE is something that I would have rather picked, but with Gronk gone at 40, I had to focus on other needs and not reach for someone like Hernandez from Florida. In all truthfulness though, DE is a HUGE need for the Panthers. After dealing Julius Peppers, the rest of the depth for DE now on the roster had a total of 5 sacks last year. That is not a playoff-caliber pass rush, or even a winning record-caliber pass rush. With a serious need to upgrade both a pass rush AND a pretty bad rush defense(22nd in YPG, 20th in YPC, and 19th in rushing TD's allowed), a verastile End like Wootton fits perfectly. The Panthers will have to wait until they can hold on to a first round pick for then to have a hope of finding a real pass rushing threat to replace Peppers.

In the end, a more versatile WR might be a better value at this spot with players like Brandon LaFell, Mardy Gilyard, and Jacoby Ford all possible. But it is my belief that two of those three may be available in the third round.

How will he impact the 2010 Panthers?

Though Wootton does not figure to be a dominant pass rusher at the Pro level, he will be an upgrade over depth and will be able to plug in all over the front line of this Ron Meeks-coached defense. The hope is that last year's second round pick, Everette Brown, decides to push his way into the starter's job and be very productive. It would have been nice if they could have also picked up a productive vet like Alex Brown, but they lost the race to division rival New Orleans. Look for Wootton to have a great chance at starting opposite Brown on Day 1, and also to be rotated in at 3-tech DT.

Wootten's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

First Round pick for the Panthers: None

The 49ers, and BlueVol03, are on the clock...

First Round:

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 St. Louis Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame TouchdownColts
2 Detroit Russell Okung OT Oklahoma St. coltsfan723
3 Tampa Bay Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska TheAngelsColts
4 Washington Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Colts Homer
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee sanders_fan89
6 Seattle Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma shake n bake
7 Cleveland Earl Thomas S Texas 2ndBlueGeneration
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland LovinBlue
9 Buffalo Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa Cassieper
10 Jacksonville Rolando McClain LB Alabama peytonsthebest
11 Denver Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech JPBarnett
12 Miami Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma St. fpacheco
13 San Francisco Joe Haden CB Florida BlueVol03
14 Seattle Charles Brown OT USC shake n bake
15 N.Y. Giants C.J. Spiller RB Clemson gizzardfanny
16 Tennessee Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida Addai Another Day
17 San Francisco Mike Iupati G Idaho BlueVol03
18 Pittsburgh Kyle Wilson CB Boise St. LV Steelers Fan
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan fiftycal2004
20 Houston Dan Williams DT Tennessee Aerostar193
21 Cincinnati Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri FineClub
22 New England Jared Odrick DE Penn State skywalker
23 Green Bay Trent Williams OT Oklahoma bracketismyboy
24 Philadelphia Jerry Hughes OLB TCU TehRhino
25 Baltimore Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
26 Arizona Sergio Kindle DE/OLB Texas NYKings
27 Dallas Anthony Davis OT Rutgers SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
28 San Diego Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State chad72
29 N.Y. Jets Golden Tate WR Notre Dame diagenesis
30 Minnesota Maurkice Pouncey G/C Florida DClark#44
31 Indianapolis Devin McCourty CB Rutgers mgrex03
32 New Orleans Carlos Dunlap DE Florida palco

Second Round:

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 St. Louis Ricky Sapp DE Clemson TouchdownColts
34 Detroit Jahvid Best RB California coltsfan723
35 Tampa Bay Everson Griffen DE USC TheAngelsColts
36 Kansas City Terrence Cody DT Alabama sanders_fan89
37 Philadelphia Taylor Mays S USC TehRhino
38 Cleveland Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech 2ndBlueGeneration
39 Oakland Tyson Alualu DT California LovinBlue
40 San Diego Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona chad72
41 Buffalo Eric Norwood OLB South Carolina Cassieper
42 Tampa Bay Damian Williams WR USC TheAngelsColts
43 Miami Nate Allen FS South Florida fpacheco
44 New England Brandon Spikes LB Florida skywalker
45 Denver Brian Price DT UCLA JPBarnett
46 N.Y. Giants Daryl Washington LB TCU gizzardfanny
47 New England Koa Misi LB Utah skywalker
48 Carolina Corey Wootton DE Northwestern Bullard47
49 San Francisco BlueVol03
50 Kansas City sanders_fan89
51 Houston Aerostar193
52 Pittsburgh LV Steelers Fan
53 New England skywalker
54 Cincinnati FineClub
55 Philadelphia TehRhino
56 Green Bay bracketismyboy
57 Baltimore SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
58 Arizona NYKings
59 Dallas jules62
60 Seattle shake n bake
61 N.Y. Jets diagenesis
62 Minnesota Dclark#44
63 Indianapolis mgrex03
64 New Orleans palco