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Has anyone checked up on Jerry Richardson lately? No news is good news, but I’d still love to hear that he’s okay. After the Panthers finish cursing higher education and familial stability, I think they hunker down to business and pick the best athlete in the draft; as you do when you’re not staring a franchise quarterback in the face. And while I’ll admit that part of me picks Peterson here as a devil’s advocate, the LSU CB is the best athlete in the draft, and a legitimate number one talent. At 6’1”, 215, he is verifiably huge for a corner, which is all the more impressive when considering his skills as a cover man. Peterson is remarkably fluid for his size, excellent in man coverage and able to mirror even the sharpest of route runners. He’s not quite as adept in zone, but with his physical tools, that can be taught. And while I personally don’t think a CB of his caliber should be returning kicks in the NFL, he can do that too. A cornerback has never been selected with the 1st pick in the NFL draft before, but consider now that the only other likely options are AJ Green and Nick Fairley. Then consider that the last wide receiver and defensive tackle to go number one overall were picked fifteen and seventeen years ago, respectively (Keyshawn Johnson and Big Daddy Wilkinson). Without Andrew Luck, the top of this draft has no status quo. One more note re: Peterson/Fairley: While I in no way believe Peterson is another Revis (that’d be Joe Haden), if the choice was between Darrelle Revis or Ndamukong Suh, who would you pick? It’s a tough call, but I’d take Revis.