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  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mock draft prep

    Pat Yasinskas

    The ESPN Blog Network mock draft is coming next week and I've got some good ideas of what I plan to do for all four teams. But this isn't like the 2011 draft when I knew weeks in advance that I'd be taking Cam Newton for the Carolina Panthers at N...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  2. Heisman no longer bad omen for QBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    There was a time -- like pretty much the last 50 years -- when a Heisman Trophy wasn't a very good thing for a quarterback to have on his resume as he entered the NFL. When Baylor's Robert Griffin III gets taken early in next week's NFL draft, he ...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  3. Another round of Gruden's QB Camp

    Pat Yasinskas

    The NFC South may not have nearly as much of a vested interest in this as it did last year, but Gruden's QB Camp is returning for a third season this spring. Last year, Jon Gruden, the former Tampa Bay coach and current "Monday Night Football" ana...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  4. Ryan Tannehill getting back on track

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- The boot was off Tuesday and Ryan Tannehill's right arm looked just fine. The Texas A&M product, who is considered one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2012 NFL draft, said the foot injury that forced him to miss the ...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  5. Some pre-combine scouting

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- I'm going to get a little preview of the scouting combine Tuesday. I'm down at IMG Football Academy, where I'll soon be heading out to the practice field to watch some of the draft prospects working out. I'll be out of pocket fo...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Hitting the NFC South hot spots

    Pat Yasinskas

    The NFL draft and its busy aftermath prevented me from getting a look at the NFC South mailbag for a bit. But it's time to catch up on the mailbag. I tried to pick questions that seemed to be on the minds of multiple readers. Brian in Surprise, Ar...

    Blog | May 07, 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Panthers didn't draft Cam Newton to sit

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For just a second Thursday night, the new Carolina Panthers looked just as deliberate as the old ones. The team that has set NFL offenses back a decade the past couple of years, ran one straight up the gut. New coach Ron Rivera ...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  11. Panthers looking to trade into Round 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- What is already a busy and exciting draft for the NFC South (Carolina Panthers taking Cam Newton at No. 1 and the Atlanta Falcons trading all of Flowery Branch to move up and grab Julio Jones) is getting busier and more exciting. ...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  12. Cam Newton brings cheers in Charlotte

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It was indeed Cam Newton. Despite a lot of contrary opinions from the media and fans, the Carolina Panthers just took the Auburn quarterback with the No. 1 pick in the draft. NewtonThey had locked into Newton about a month ago a...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  13. More evidence in the 'Case for Cam'

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If you're still not convinced the Carolina Panthers should take quarterback Cam Newton with the first pick in tonight's draft, let me give you one more reason why they should. Check out this piece by Marty Callinan and Jason Sta...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  14. Panthers long ago narrowed plans

    Pat Yasinskas

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There are a lot of reports out there saying the Carolina Panthers are still in the process of "narrowing down" their list of candidates for the No. 1 pick in tonight's draft. I don't think that's an entirely accurate portrayal ...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  15. Call It: Panthers pick

    Pat Yasinskas

    We'll start off today's series of Call It polls with the Carolina Panthers. We're going to give you a choice on who they should pick in Thursday's NFL draft. This one's easy and unlike what we'll be doing for the rest of the NFC South teams. Since...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  16. NFC South family ties in the draft

    Pat Yasinskas

    Every year just before the draft, the NFL sends out a list of prospects with family who played in the league. This year's class has some NFC South ties, so let's take a look. Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward: Father Craig "Ironhead" Heyw...

    Blog | April 25, 2011