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Rivera Says He’s Not Opposed to Taking a QB #1

In a league that is a slave to routines, the thought of drafting a cornerback with the first overall pick is cause for cold sweats, uncontrollable twitches and perhaps even momentary incontinence. But would it be wrong or just different if the Panthers took LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson with the first pick in the draft? The short answer is this: it wouldn’t be wrong if he’s the best player.

“Why can’t you take a corner first?” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “A shutdown corner, or a very, very good corner who can harass the receivers, throw off their timing is important as it is because it’s turning into a passing league. How is he going to impact your defense? Can it also help the offense? There are a few really good ones out there. Does he help our pass rush? Does he help get the ball back and get our offense back on the field?”

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One Response to “Rivera Says He’s Not Opposed to Taking a QB #1”

  1. GMallory says:

    Shouldn’t the title be “CB” instead of “QB”? Misleading?

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