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2014 NN community mock draft: With the 60th pick, the Carolina Panthers select ...

The 2014 Niners Nation NFL mock draft is off and running. We move on to the Carolina Panthers, courtesy of user dave.bocchino.

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We're back for the 60th pick of the 2014 Niners Nation Community Mock Draft. You can see previous picks below in the draft table. You can also follow the mock draft board through this story stream.

With the 60th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, dave.bocchino and the Carolina Panthers select Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State. He also considered Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, and Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief. Here are his thoughts on the pick:

The Panthers have 3 glaring needs on their roster with WR, OT, and CB all getting depleted in the offseason. One reason for that depletion was the lack of cap space and the inability to pay free agents. This means getting value at every pick is important for Carolina if they want to remain successful. Drafting a WR in the first round allows me to target either OT or CB in Rd2. One player getting a lot of hype, and rightfully so, is Stanley Jean-Baptiste of Nebraska. He would fit well into the Defense, possibly better than Captain Munnerlyn, and would be a heavy hitting presence behind Kuechly and the rest of the front 7. Since he went 9 picks earlier to Da Bears though, I decided to go with Billy Turner.

Turner is part of the reason I decided to pass on Moses in the first place. I knew he was likely to be available by pick No. 60 and he's got greater pure athleticism than both Moses and Kouandjio. In watching his game film it shows that he's got quick feet and great ability on getting to the 2nd level and outside on swing blocks. He also does a decent job of creating a pocket for the QB to step into and throw. He may not be as big as you would like, but he'll only grow stronger as he gains more experience in the league.

In the selections since drafting Allen Robinson, 6 more receivers have gone off the board but only 4 more offensive linemen. This makes securing a WR first and OL 2nd seem like a better value strategy over drafting Moses in the first and then a WR in the second. If Carolina follows a similar strategy on draft day I think they will end up with one of the better draft grades this year.

Trevor Woods: After losing a plethora of offensive lineman in free agency and retirement, the Panthers desperately need offensive lineman. Turner won't be ready to start from day one, as making the leap from 1-AA football to the NFL is usually a tough transition. With that said, he's an intriguing choice because of his big frame at 6'5" and 315 lbs. If he gets a bit stronger and improves on his technique. The Panthers could also choose to look for a cornerback here, or even another receiver, they need more help at both positions.

Nick Chiamardas: Perhaps the one area of concern for the Panthers above the receiving core is the offensive line. Turner has the skillset to be a first rounder but playing at North Dakota State will have some question his ability given the level of competition. That would be a mistake. Excellent pick up.

Round 1



Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina [Full Story]


El Shorts Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn [Full Story]


9er4life22 Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville [Full Story]


Boss Clifford Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson [Full Story]


Mark Balliet Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M [Full Story]


CheekeeMunkee Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo [Full Story]


TopFlightSecurity Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M [Full Story]


Hoopers Judge Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida [Full Story]


jmart7 Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina [Full Story]


germinator Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA [Full Story]


49feelinfine Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State [Full Story]


superk0725 Taylor Lewan, OL, Michigan [Full Story]


El Shorts Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama [Full Story]


BryKno Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh [Full Story]


SigepPT49er C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama [Full Story]


Mira Loma Maulers Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M [Full Story]


JMichael39 Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State [Full Story]


Desert Dog Runner Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State [Full Story]


albert.55 Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame [Full Story]


MidnightSpecial Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville [Full Story]


Rowingdave Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State [Full Story]


MisterEclectic Jason Verrett, CB, TCU [Full Story]


Rowingdave Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU [Full Story]


BearAKA Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech [Full Story]


CraigRED&GOLD Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame [Full Story]


Boss Clifford Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State [Full Story]


Roy_from_Israel Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri [Full Story]


dave.bocchino Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State [Full Story]


49ersCusefan Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State [Full Story]


Tre9er Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn [Full Story]


ak4niner Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA [Full Story]


timmyg24 Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia [Full Story]

Round 2

1. (33)

wiseguy545 Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois [Full Story]

2. (34)

THETONY#1 Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama [Full Story]

3. (35)

Boss Clifford Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State [Full Story]

4. (36)

Mark Balliett Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU [Full State]

5. (37)


Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State [Full State]

6. (38)

TopFlightSecurity Marqise Lee, WR, USC [Full Story]

7. (39)

9er4life22 Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech [Full Story]

8. (40)

Hoopers Judge Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois [Full Story]

9. (41)

jmart7 Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State [Full Story]

10. (42)

49feelinfine Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech [Full Story]

11. (43)

superk0725 Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State [Full Story]

12. (44)

El Shorts Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt [Full Story]

13. (45)

germinator Cody Latimer, WR, WR, Indiana [Full Story]

14. (46)

SigepPT49er Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State [Full Story]

15. (47)

Mira Loma Maulers Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State [Full Story]

16. (48)

JMichael39 Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State [Full Story]

17. (49)

Desert Dog Runner Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood [Full Story]

18. (50)

albert.55 Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin [Full Story]

19. (51)

BryKno Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska [Full Story]

20. (52)

MidnightSpecial Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota [Full Story]

21. (53)

Rowingdave Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada [Full Story]

22. (54)

MisterEclectic Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson [Full Story]

23. (55)

BearAKA Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State [Full Story]

24. (56)

Tre9er Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice [Full Story]

25. (57)

CraigRED&GOLD Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona [Full Story]

26. (58)

Roy_from_Israel Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson [Full Story]

27. (59)

Cnnrvydt Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State [Full Story]

28. (60)

dave.bocchino Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State [Full Story]

29. (61)


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