Friday, May 9, 2008

Here's Why Dan Connor Fell So Far in the Draft

Alex Marvez of wrote a pretty good piece about Dan Connor today.

In addition to giving the Linebacker U reputation of Penn State a little credit (something the NFL hasn't done the past few years), the article provides a little enlightenment to why Connor fell so far in the draft. Given the opportunities for Linebacker U Almunus Matt Millen to take Connor at the top of the second round and Buffalo to draft Connor to start next to Paul Posluzny, it was a huge surprise that Carolina found him available in the third round.

Though the bulk of the article gives some insight as to why Connor wasn't worth taking with at top-5o pick, I've got a feeling that the Panthers will have the last laugh when the Nittany Lions' all-time tackler starts next to another young star of the linebacking corps, Jon Beason.

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