Vincent Richardson and Oli Harvey go through Vincent's 2020 draft board and take a look at the NFL Draft from a Carolina Panthers perspective. An exclusive miniseries from The Riot Network, designed to help you, the Panthers fan, be more prepared for the 2020 NFL Draft.
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In a blast from the past, Dan Kreso joins the show to talk through the 2020 Defensive Draft Class for the 2020 Panthers with Vincent Richardson!
They'll go selection by selection and talk through how they think each player, from Derrick Brown to Stan Thomas-Oliver fits into the Panthers defense, what kind of fun wrinkles Phil Snow might have planned in the secondary - will he run the weird three safety set he ran at Baylor? - and whether any of the UDFAs have a chance to make the Panthers roster in 2020.
Plus, Dan is higher on Troy Pride and Vincent realizes that Phil Snow and Matt Rhule value other things in cornerbacks than he does, but they're all very high on Jeremy Chinn and how this defense might look in 2020 -- if it won't be effective, it'll certainly be interesting.
With the draft in the rearview mirror, we hope that you enjoyed this offseason's series The Great British Drafting Show and that you'll tell your friends to join us in 2021 so that we can spread the word about every Panthers prospect as the Matt Rhule Era continues in Carolina and the team continues to get better - we hope to see you next year and CHEERS!
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It's all led up to this!
Vincent and Oli have gone through every position board - there's still time to go back and listen before Thursday - and now they'll talk about draft strategy in general, why Vincent is strongly in the TRADE DOWN camp and if they don't, which player he prefers out of the five names that are consistently mentioned for the Panthers and the seventh pick in the draft. Will it be Jeff Okudah, CJ Henderson, Derrick Brown, Javon Kinlaw or Derrick Brown? What does each have to offer the Panthers and who would be the best fit?
They'll also discuss what positions the Panthers might consider on day two, which prospects would be a particularly good fit, how the virtual draft might affect who actually gets picked and how the Panthers should approach the final day of the draft in terms of BPA vs Need.
While Vincent will return next week with a SPECIAL GUEST co-host (!) to talk through the newest Panthers, Oli says goodbye - we hope you've learned as much about the 2020 Draft Class as possible and he's helped you prepare for Draft Weekend 2020.
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With only two weeks left until the NFL Draft, Vincent and Oli have covered just about the entire draft class, except for yet another defensive position where the Panthers need to add depth, somewhere they added two disruptors on the line in last year's draft - but will they add another EDGE rusher in the 2020 Draft?
First they'll examine the differences between a 3-4 DE and an edge rusher and why some guys on the Panthers roster are already more suited to be edge rushers in the 4-3 --- they'll talk about why Vincent thinks Chase Young is in line to be an NFL Superstar and why he thinks Zack Baun and Curtis Weaver might be worthwhile draft picks.
Then Vincent and Oli will run down the boards, from speed developmental rushers to power developmentals to guys that are pro-ready but limited, as well as whether the Panthers will use some draft capital on the edge position and whether you can win in today's NFL without a dominant edge rusher.
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While the Panthers might not be in the market for a high-end running back -- at least, not yet -- Vincent and Oli work their way down Vincent's draft board at the running back slot -- what are the traits you should be looking for when evaluating a college running back prospect? Just because strength is what you notice, it's actually contact balance that separates the top-tier running backs from the others.
Will the Panthers extend Christian McCaffrey? Vincent talks a little bit about why they should -- but now might not be the right time for it. While running back contracts in the past haven't worked out, McCaffrey might be different because of the way he's used even though the days of blockbuster running back deals might be going the way of the dodo. But they'll talk through exactly how they view running backs - and McCaffrey in particular - going into the future.
But what would a draft podcast be without talking about draft prospects? They'll talk about why he holds D'Andre Swift and Jonathan Taylor in such high regard, what Benny LeMay can bring to an NFL team and whether or not the Panthers will spend ANY draft capital on the running back position --- and if they don't, can they still find some values in UDFAs.
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Will the Panthers be able to pass on Derrick Brown or Javon Kinlaw if they stay with the seventh pick?
Vincent and Oli are here to talk about the different roles on the defensive line as they examine the options at a position of huge need for the Panthers - who will start next to Kawann Short? Will there be a player in the first three rounds aside from the two obvious options?
Vincent reveals why he's so much higher on Derrick Brown than Kinlaw and why both need some serious technical development before you can expect them to contribute at a high level - they'll talk Raequon Williams, Jordan Elliot, Josiah Coatney, Justin Madubuike and James Lynch as well as the other top options at each position along the defensive line.
As always, head back through the archives to find their thoughts on previous positions as they guide you all the way to the NFL Draft next month! The Great British Drafting Show is a proud part of The Riot Network, powered by OrthoCarolina --- be sure to rate, review and SUBSCRIBE for all your drafting needs!
Vincent and Oli are quarantining separately - but that just means there's more time to #grindsometape and this week, it's all about the big guys up front!
Will the Panthers new-look offensive line - with Russell Okung at left tackle and .....?????.....at the guard spots - mean the Panthers might be interested in a first-round tackle? What does this draft class have to hold and why does Vincent have a particular affinity for Houston's Josh Jones if the Panthers fulfill their destiny and trade back in the first round?
They'll talk about what it takes to be an NFL offensive lineman in terms of skillset, what to look for when differentiating between a guard, tackle and center and then talk about the names to watch next month when the Panthers draft, from Tristan Wirfs & Jedrick Willis to Shane Lemieux, Solomon Kindley and Lloyd Cushenberry.
They'll wrap up by talking about whether the Panthers NEED to invest draft capital into the offensive line and why a perfect lineman would be someone who can play guard right now but perhaps turn into a tackle in the future - but moreso than anything else, the team just needs more talent up front.
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With James Bradberry set to leave in free agency, the Panthers will need to refill the cupboard - Vincent and Oli talk specifically about Jeff Okudah and why he might be the best cover corner to come out of college in a while, what to look for in a corner, how some guys are fairly multi-dimensional whereas others are going to be suited to one specific scheme and much more!
It's all cornerbacks this week as they talk through who the tops guys are, who might be good with some development, and who can offer good value in the right scheme --- and who should be left to be overdrafted by someone else.
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Vincent has some thoughts on the deepest wide receiver class in a long time - find out why he's lower on players like Donovan Peoples-Jones, CeeDee Lamb and Denzel Mims than other draft analysts, how he tries to grade wideouts, which guys can, in the short term at least, offer value as specialists such as a speed guys, slot receivers or possession receivers - and then talk about how good Jerry Jeudy is.
Plus, they'll talk through what is the most important thing for receivers to do (get open and catch the ball) and then discuss what separates the top few prospects from the rest of the group, who the best more developmental options are and where he thinks the Panthers should pull the trigger on a wideout in this year's draft.
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The boys talk their way through this year's linebacker class, including whether or not Vincent thinks there is a direct Luke Kuechly replacement available with the seventh pick, why you must be careful with Isaiah Simmons and have a plan before drafting him, what Vincent looks for in both an inside and an outside linebacker and how each type of player fits in with the Panthers.
They'll run through the top linebackers at both positions (including Queen, Crowder, Brooks, Bernard and Murray) and highlight why Logan Wilson from Wyoming might be a particularly strong fit for Phil Snow and the Panthers defense.
Be sure to check out previous episodes and subscribe to get up to date on the entire draft board as The Great British Drafting Show, a proud part of The Riot Network powered by OrthoCarolina, heads towards the draft in late April!
Vincent and Oli talk about the MOST intriguing - and perhaps most important - position on the NFL field, the QUARTERBACK!
While they'll expertly sidestep the Cam news - much like the Panthers brass - Vincent will talk why he has the top three quarterbacks ranked equally and if the Panthers think that one of those three will be the best available, they might just snap him up at the 7th pick. They'll examine what Vincent looks for in a quarterback prospect and why they're so hard to find - and so easy to miss on, especially early. Not to mention why it's so important for QBs to continue to develop over the course of their NFL career.
They'll talk about where he ranks the QBs on the board, where Justin Herbert ranks and whether a guy like Hawaii's Cole McDonald might make sense for the Panthers late in the draft.
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Vincent and Oli are back this week to examine a position that's near and dear to all Panthers' fans hearts - SAFETY!!
They'll talk about where the Panthers are at safety with Eric Reid, whether Tre Boston should be back, what's important at the position as a prospect, whether there is a fundamental difference between the different types and usages of safety before working their way through the top prospects at both free safety and strong safety.
Why is Vincent so high on Jeremy Chinn? Can Antoine Winfield, Jr. live up to his family name and is there truly a difference between a safety and a linebacker and why is it so easy/hard to make that transition when prospects come to the NFL?
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Vincent and Oli are back this week to discuss the most exciting position in the game - the tight end!
They'll talk through how the Panthers, Joe Brady and Matt Rhule might look to use the tight end going forward as opposed to how Ron Rivera has valued guys like Chris Manhertz and whether the team would be more inclined to make use of two tight ends on the field at the same time moving forward.
They'll then talk about how Vincent grades tight ends, whether he prefers Brycen Hopkins or Cole Kmet as the #1 tight end in the 2020 draft class, where Thaddeus Moss might fit into the draft board, who the Panthers could be targeting and a deep dive of the 2020 TE draft class!
This episode will act as a companion to Vincent's tight end big board, which will be launching our draft coverage the week of the NFL Combine!
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As Oli and Vincent continue their look at the Panthers roster heading into 2020 and where they might want to fill some holes in free agency and - of course - the draft, they take a look at the defense and how terrible it was in 2019...and what needs to happen to make it better in 2020.
Will Dontari Poe be back? James Bradberry? Ross Cockrell? Does it make sense to - gulp - bring back Vernon Butler on a cheap deal? What will be Mario Addison's fate? Where does Shaq fit in now that Luke has retired? There are tons of questions that the guys will get to, including what they think of Phil Snow, how the scheme might look next season and whether or not Derrick Brown would make the most sense for a first-round draft pick.
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Before we dive straight into the 2020 draft, first Oli Harvey and Vincent Richardson - both British after Josh's accent drew so many complaints! - need to examine who's in the cupboard before Marty Hurney, Matt Rhule and David Tepper buy the groceries over the next few months.
They'll talk about how it's easier than you think to get Christian McCaffrey less touches and how even if the Panthers are rebuilding, it would make sense to keep CMC around, how the Panthers WILL look to draft a wide receiver, it's just a matter of when and how and how the Panthers might look to trade an offensive lineman you might not be considering.
Of course, they'll touch on the myriad of options available for the Panthers at quarterback heading into 2020 and how time might be limited for one - or more - of the tight ends on the roster....and it's not Greg Olsen.
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**Extreme Mrs. Doubtfire Voice** Hellooooooooo!
Josh Klein on this side of the pond is joined by draft analyst Vincent Richardson ACROSS the pond as they talk about what Matt Rhule brings to the Panthers, what went wrong during the Ron Rivera Era and how Rhule can keep from repeating it, and how David Tepper wanted to put his stamp on the organization and Matt Rhule is that stamp.
They'll also have a chat about the current state of the Panthers roster, how important it will be for Rhule to bring in the right coordinators around him and - of course- what the Panthers could/should do with Cam Newton, including what kind of trade value he might have and whether or not the Panthers should be looking at a quarterback in the 2020 draft.
Plus Vincent gives a British Vocab Lesson and breaks down where Josh's fake English accent sounds like he's from and they make their first picks as to who the Panthers will be selecting with the seventh overall pick in the 2020 Draft.
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The draft is over! It feels a little sad, right?
Vincent & Dan get together IRL to talk through each round of the draft and after four months of film watching and prospect breakdowns, who are the new seven Panthers? What do the guys think of Brian Burns in the first? Did they get a good value trading up for Greg Little or should they have kept the 77th pick? Which pick didn't Vincent like - bet you can guess!
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It's all led up to this! After going through every position on the roster and what the Panthers have and need heading into the 2019 NFL Draft, we're only days away from all of the speculation and the wondering being over - so with all of their opinions laid bare, Vincent and Dan take a wider view of what the Panthers might do this weekend in Nashville.
They talked through Vincent's top 32 big board, who might make sense for the Panthers at the 16th pick, what their strategy might be through the first two days, what the Panthers might look for in a trade back and whether a day 2 quarterback might make sense to back up Cam Newton.
If you want to binge-listen to get up to date on how the guys feel about each position, all of the past episodes are available and be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app so you can hear their reactions next week!
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Vincent & Dan saved the best for last as they examine the extremely deep edge rushing class of 2019 - and why the top of the draft class may not be as good as you think they are.
They'll talk through what the Panthers have at edge rusher, how their needs might be affected by the change of scheme, what they look for when watching tape on edge rushers and then talk through Vincent's top 15+ edge rushers including all the big names and some lesser ones.
Plus some thoughts on how the depth of this class might affect the Panthers’ draft strategy - would it make more sense to go offensive line in the first if a player like Brian Burns isn't available? What makes him so good?
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The episode you've been waiting for is a SUPER-SIZED look at the offensive linemen of the 2019 NFL Draft class and how they might fit in with the Carolina Panthers. Vincent & Dan kick off the show talking about tackles and the move to the interior offensive linemen at the 55 minute mark if you want to skip around.
With rumors swirling about the Panthers looking at Jonah Williams and Andre Dillard, the guys talk what they look for when watching offensive line tape, what it takes to transition from tackle to guard - and why Vincent actually prefers Greg Little above Williams, Dillard, and every other tackle on the board, including Florida's Jawaan Taylor.
They then talk through Vincent's draft board, talking in detail about such prospects as Taylor, Dillard, Little, Mitch Hyatt, Tytus Howard, Jonah Williams, China Edoga, Dalton Risner and Kaleb McGary.
Then they'll jump inside and talk Chris Lindstrom, Cody Ford, Garrett Bradbury and many more guard and center prospects before focusing on which players the Panthers should draft and get into overall draft strategy.
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Vincent & Dan are back to talk where the Panthers stand at safety - here's a hint, there are sooooooome question marks - what the key difference is between a box and a deep safety, which type of player fits into which scheme and who in the 2019 draft class might make sense on the Carolina Panthers.
They then dive into the top six free safeties and the top four strong safeties on the board and whether any of them would be good selections for the Panthers - here's a hint: yes.
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Vincent & Dan are back to discuss Dan's favorite position to scout - mostly because a good running back in college is more than likely going to be a good running back in the NFL. Unlike other positions, the running back skillset usually translates to the next level - of course, there are exceptions to every rule.
They'll talk about what exactly the Panthers are looking for in their running back to back up McCaffrey - can you believe Ron Rivera when he says that they want a CMC 2.0 or are they looking for some thunder to go with his lightning.
Then Vincent will talk about why he thinks Damien Harris has the best NFL future in his mind, whether you can trust a big play running back when he jumps to the next level, why there's such a big drop off after Harris and Josh Jacobs and who the best receiving running back in the class might be.
Plus they'll discuss the newest free agent signing for the Panthers, Bruce Irvin and run down the rest of Vincent's running back big board.
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Vincent & Dan are back to their regularly scheduled position review after taking a week to look at all the free agents available - but first, they'll take a few minutes to go over the Matt Paradis signing and how it might impact the upcoming season with the questions along the offensive line for the Panthers.
Then they dive into cornerbacks as they go over what's important to look for in a college CB prospect, why that process can be so difficult - especially if you don't work in the NFL - and who's creeping up Vincent's draft board.
Greedy Williams, Julian Love, JoeJuan Williams, Byron Murphy, Sean Bunting, Saivion Smith, David Long, Kendall Sheffield, DeAndre Baker and Lonnie Johnson are all discussed - do the Panthers even need a cornerback or all they all set? Well, with James Bradberry entering the final year of his contract and the nickel position currently a shrug emoji, it's a more important position than you might think.
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Vincent & Dan completely ignore the title of the show and spend an entire episode talking not about the draft - although they do remain British - but about who the Panthers might/should target in free agency when the market opens next Wednesday, including the "legal tampering" period beginning on Monday.
That's why it's an early episode release on Friday!
Vincent tells you why Alfred Morris makes the most sense as a running back behind Christian McCaffrey instead of a mid-or-late round draft pick, probably spend too much time talking about why the Panthers SHOULD sign a tight end, a tall receiver option and some offensive linemen who would make sense in the Panthers' system - but why the Panthers SHOULD NOT sign one in free agency.
Plus an edge rusher that makes a LOT of sense - of course, at the right price - and immediately improves their pass rush and fits into the hybrid front that the Panthers are moving to. Plus, they fix the secondary in two quick moves - and why a safety signing, again at the right price, wouldn't cost them any cap space at all heading into 2019.
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Vincent & Dan are back this week to discuss everything that happened at this past week's scouting combine - including a player that may have just performed his way out of the Panthers' grasp.
Then they'll dive headfirst into QB Week with a look at what sacrifices teams have to make when drafting quarterbacks in the later rounds, before talking in-depth about what Vincent views as the top of the quarterback class - Daniel Jones, Dwayne Haskins, Brett Rypien and Kyler Murray.
If the Panthers draft their first QB since 2011, it will almost certainly be late on Day 2, if not the middle of Day 3, so they examine Drew Anderson, Easton Stick, Drew Lock, Will Grier and Jordan Ta’amu.
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Vincent & Dan take a break from breaking down each positional group to talk about the surreal experience that happens each year in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine, the actual value that teams can draw from watching guys run around in their underwear and asking 20-year olds inane questions.
Plus, why Deion Sanders doesn't understand the metal detectors, what they look for at the Combine in terms of different positions - why the 40 doesn't matter for running backs, and why Zion Williamson is like a running back that runs a slow 40 - it makes sense in context.
They'll also touch on some players they think are worth paying attention to, how important the Combine is in the overall process and they "have a natter" about many other things.
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Vincent and Dan are back this week with a DOOZY - first they talk about why the Panthers aren't equipped to move to a 3-4 defense as their roster stands right now, why you shouldn't be as worried about the defensive line as you probably are, and what exactly the role of a nose tackle can play in a successful defense - even if they're not racking up the sack totals.
Then they'll dive into Vincent's Big Board - Daylon Mack vs. Greg Gaines, how Jerry Tillery will be haunting Stanford's dreams going forward, Ed Oliver, Rashaan Gary and who earned the first two FIRST ROUND grades of Vincent's draft board? You'll have to listen (or just check out his big boards on The Riot Report) to find out.
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With Greg Olsen's health in question and the tight end of the future likely already on the roster in Ian Thomas, do the Panthers even need to look at a tight end?
Well, if one fell in their lap, then most definitely - why Chris Manhertz's new deal won't necessarily preclude the Panthers from looking at some late-round/UDFA TEs, and a deep look into what's already on the roster for the Panthers at the mercurial TE position.
Plus, why playing college tight end is so different from NFL tight end and how the top three guys on the board compare across the rest of #DraftTwitter.
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With the 2019 Draft upcoming, we’re adding another show to our stable of the best Panthers podcasts on the internet, The Great British Drafting Show, hosted by Dan Kreso and Vincent Richardson. Over the course of the coming weeks ahead of the NFL Draft in April, Vincent and Dan will use this podcast as an additional resource when looking at Vincent’s analysis and who he likes, doesn’t like and absolutely hates. They’ll also be looking at who the Panthers should, shouldn’t and WILL draft come April.
For the first time in a long time, the Panthers actually may have a need at linebacker instead of just plugging in a fifth-round pick to play special teams. With TD leaving and David Mayo a free agent, the fourth LB spot is up for grabs, Vincent and Dan discuss what the linebacking corps looks like, the top five players at both the inside and outside linebacker slots - and what exactly to look for in a linebacker.
Plus, the limitations of scouting positions like linebacker purely on speculation from the tape - a drafting discussion you'll want to hear.
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Vincent and Dan are back to talk which wide receivers the Panthers might have their eye on in the draft from a wide receiver perspective. There's a specific type of receiver the Panthers will be looking for - who might fit the bill?
Both the guys will talk Marquise "Hollywood" Brown, DK Metcalf, Deiontae Johnson in addition to many more - and why there's a surprising name atop Vincent's draft board.
They also check in on exactly what Vincent & Dan look for when they're "grinding the tape" on prospects and what they value in a prospect - there's a reason why their valuations are different, which can both help and hurt them in the end.
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Vincent and Dan start this offseason look at who the Panthers might be walking away from the 2019 NFL Draft with by examining the current roster of the Carolina Panthers and where exactly they stand, position by position.
Over the course of the coming weeks ahead of the NFL Draft in April, Vincent and Dan will use this podcast as an additional resource when looking at Vincent's analysis and who he likes, doesn't like and absolutely hates. They'll also be looking at who the Panthers should, shouldn't and WILL draft come April.
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