2015 NFL Mock Draft: Titans Take Mariota, Eagles Select Cornerback

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Oct 18, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators offensive lineman D.J. Humphries (70) blocks against the Missouri Tigers during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Missouri Tigers defeated the Florida Gators 42-13. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Someone had to win the NFC South, kudos to the Panthers for doing so. That being said, they really could have benefited from a higher selection that would have come with missing the postseason. The league is the way it is so a team that finished 7-8-1 is picking behind a team that won its first seven games. As Carolina continues to rebuild following last offseason’s roster purge, they continue to foster an environment conducive to success for Cam Newton. Newton is the most valuable part of the organization and there has to be a level of concern as to the amount of physicality the former rookie of the year has faced in his short career. Partly due to the fact that much of the offensive responsibility falls on his shoulders, Newton appeared to be breaking down by year’s end in 2014. Humphries is a player who can spend a year playing guard before eventually moving outside to serve as the team’s right or left tackle. This is a draft class rich in skill players that can be had in subsequent rounds. The Panthers must make protecting Cam Newton their top priority and bringing in the best players to do so is a simple, yet effective strategy to do so.. Offensive Tackle. Florida. D.J. Humphries. 25. player. 87

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