Advice on the Julius Peppers Situation: Don’t Trade Him!


Published: March 20, 2009


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I know that the 34th overall pick is tempting to a team without a first round draft pick, but it’s not enough. Here are the reasons why the Panthers should not trade Peppers to the Patriots, or anyone for the matter:


A rookie lineman will not be able to fill his shoes

The Panthers are in win-now mode. Their window of opportunity could be closing, and giving up a dominant, elite pass rusher would be a bad call.

If we were a young team, under a new coach, I could see that happening, but we're not, and the Panthers can't afford to draft a lineman to replace him and wait for him to grow and mature.


He is worth at least a No. 1 pick

If you look at all the defensive linemen in the draft, and find one that will, in his first year, get you 14.5 sacks, I'll be shocked. Pick one that'll get ten sacks, even, that would be surprising as well...

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