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  1. Looking back at 2011 NFL draft

    Pat Yasinskas

    Take a look at this Insider post by Mel Kiper in which he revisits the 2011 draft and gives updated grades for each team. After the draft, Kiper gave the Carolina Panthers a C. Now, he's giving them an A-. That sounds pretty accurate because No. 1...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  2. Da'Quan Bowers ready to step up?

    Pat Yasinskas

    At this time a year ago, Da'Quan Bowers was being discussed as a possibility to become the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. It didn't work out that way as concerns about a knee injury prompted Bowers to fall all the way to the second roun...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  3. Mel Kiper gives Bucs, Saints high marks

    Pat Yasinskas

    In this Insider post , Mel Kiper grades the draft classes for the NFC South teams and the entire league. I won't reveal the grades here, since we're not supposed to give away everything in Insider posts. However, I will tell you Kiper gave the Buc...

    Blog | May 01, 2011
  4. NFC South draft analysis

    Pat Yasinskas

    As three division teams were winning 10 or more games last season, we often discussed the possibility that the NFC South is the best division in the NFL. That topic is always going to be open for debate. But here's one thing I think we can say wit...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  5. Another sign times changing in Carolina

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As the Carolina Panthers were preparing to make Cam Newton the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, we talked several times about how the climate in the offices of Bank of America Stadium was changing. Heck, the Panthers gave a pret...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  6. Fourth round is up and running

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers just opened the fourth round of the NFL draft by taking West Virginia defensive back Brandon Hogan. Things are going to be moving very quickly and we won't provide running updates of every pick Saturday. Yo...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  7. Wrapping up NFC South third round

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The third round has ended, so let's take a quick look at what each of the three NFC South teams did in this round. Carolina Panthers. No. 65, Terrell McClain, defensive tackle, University of South Florida. This guy has a chance ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  8. Charting Da'Quan Bowers' fall

    Pat Yasinskas

    We talked quite a bit about Da'Quan Bowers' slide deep into the second round before Tampa Bay took the Clemson defensive end at No. 51. But, thanks to the folks at ESPN's Stats & Information, we can quantify Bowers' fall, which presumably was ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  9. Risk could be worthwhile with Bowers

    Pat Yasinskas

    We've all heard of the law of diminishing returns. Well, I think we just saw an example of the law of diminishing risk. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just used their second-round pick on Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers. The pick was No. 51, which ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  10. Buccaneers take shot on Da'Quan Bowers

    Pat Yasinskas

    I'll be back with more detailed analysis on this one in just a minute, but let's get the news out there because it's significant. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just selected Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers in the second round with the No. 51 overa...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  11. Live from Bank of America Stadium

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I'm back at Bank of America Stadium to monitor the NFC South draft. At the moment, Tampa Bay is the division's only team with a second-round pick. The others traded their picks previously and it may be difficult for them to trad...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  12. Falcons' plan on Julio Jones was calculated

    Pat Yasinskas

    Before taking the biggest leap in Thursday night's first round, the Atlanta Falcons spent as much time researching Alabama receiver Julio Jones as they did on franchise quarterback Matt Ryan when he came into the league in 2008. In this radio inte...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  13. Saints have league-low four draft picks

    Pat Yasinskas

    After all the wheeling and dealing by the Saints and Falcons on Thursday night, the NFC South is running low on picks for the rest of the draft. New Orleans is now holding a league-low four picks. They have two third-round picks and two in the sev...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  14. Impress friends with Cam Newton trivia

    Pat Yasinskas

    At the risk of sounding like Cliff Clavin from "Cheers", here's a little-known fact about Cam Newton. When he was taken by the Carolina Panthers with the first pick Thursday night, Newton became a part of history. He became just the third player ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  15. Looking ahead to Round 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    At least at the moment, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only NFC South team with a pick in the second round of Friday night's draft. They're sitting at No. 51 overall and, in his Insider second-round mock draft , Todd McShay has the Bucs taking Nort...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  16. Cam Newton arriving in Charlotte

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Quarterback Cam Newton, the first overall pick in the NFL draft, is expected to arrive in his new hometown this morning. Matter of fact, as long as there were no flight delays, he should be landing right about now. The Panthers ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011