Found February 15, 2012 on Inside The Panthers:
To hear Mike Mayock describe it, the Panthers' coin flip with Miami at the combine could be as important as any evaluations the Panthers do next week in Indianapolis. A coin flip on Feb. 24 will determine the 8th and 9th picks between Carolina and Miami, which finished with 6-10 records and an identical .504 strength-of-schedule percentage. “I think the first seven or eight picks are pretty solid, then after that there's questions,” Mayock said today during a teleconference with the NFL Network analyst. “So they're right on the cusp of that with that coin flip.” Mayock – like ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper – thinks the Panthers could take LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers in the first round. The Panthers took a pair of DTs in the third round last year – Sione Fua and Terrell McClain – but had trouble getting penetration and a pass rush from the interior in 2011. “I think he's a potential top-10 pick, and I think he's a logical guy who could play even outside if...
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