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Green, Peterson would take less money at No. 1

Posted on: April 28, 2011 9:59 am
Edited on: April 28, 2011 11:31 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

NEW YORK -- Being the No. 1 overall draft pick entails a lot of expectations. It also entails a lot of cash and a pretty big signing bonus.

Interestingly, two of the top choices in play for Carolina at No. 1 -- A.J. Green and Patrick Peterson -- both said that they would take less money to be picked at the top of the draft.

"Oh yeah," Peterson told CBSSports.com. "Being No. 1 -- that means a lot. A cornerback's never done that before."

Green agreed, though he obviously wouldn't be the first wide receiver taken at the top of the draft.

"Oh, definitely," Green said while speaking before his workout at the Gatorade Sports Science Lab. "It doesn't matter. Whatever it takes."

It's a pretty fascinating question (and, um, why I asked it, right?), because being taken in the No. 1 slot of the NFL Draft means that you're in the history books forever, be it for better or for worse.

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There would be substantially more pressure on Green, as an offensive player, because his stats can't ever be chalked up to "they won't throw his way" or any of the rationales sometimes applied to the success of cornerbacks.

That's not knocking Peterson, who clearly understands the impact and importance that being taken No. 1 would involve; the scrutiny on him as the only cornerback taken with the first pick would most certainly be intense.

But, by all accounts, he seemed ready to deal with whatever comes with being the first guy off the board.

And while both guys, if they're taken first, will almost inevitably be compared to Cam Newton for the rest of their careers, it probably behooves the Panthers to consider whether or not they could pull off an even bigger discount by making an unorthodox choice at the top of the draft.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:47 am
 

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Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: April 28, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Green, Peterson would take less money at No. 1

The Titans are much more likely to grab Fairley at #8 if he's available and then trade up into the mid- to late first round for a QB



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Green, Peterson would take less money at No. 1

If you are afraid Peterson is too short you should be terrified of most CBs.  Champ bailey is only 6'0".  Getting one much over 6' is rare. And not always that important if he can make up for it with jumps or just knocking the reciever off the route to begin with.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: April 28, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Green, Peterson would take less money at No. 1

Watch for the Titans trade up to number 1 to get Cam Newton....



Yeah that makes total sense.... 



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: April 28, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Green, Peterson would take less money at No. 1

That would make no sense to me. Why would they cut Vince Young and trade up to get the same guy with 5 years less experience in the NFL? Young and Newton are twins, except Newton is a little bit stronger and more system based.

AJ green would be my choice. I dunno if I want to take a corner that's barely 6 feet tall (Peterson). What happens if you get in a jump ball situation with guys like Megatron, Randy Moss, Brandon Marshall, Andre Johnson, etc. etc.


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Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: April 28, 2011 12:45 pm
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