It's NFL Draft night/weekend and finally time to see if/where Pitt players might land. ESPN has their final mock draft up and projects two Panthers will be drafted. That's obviously Brandon Lindsey and Lucas Nix, but when does the site have them being selected?
I mentioned this in my preview of Lindsey, but I'm surprised that he's fallen off a bit. With the projections of possibly being a late-round pick, it's looking like he would have been better off coming out after his big 2010 ten-sack season. I think Lindsey offers some great value if he falls to the sixth or seventh round. He's got experience both as a linebacker and as a defensive end and just flat out gets to the quarterback. Lindsey had 18 1/2 sacks over the past two seasons and while he's got lots of improvement to make, has a lot of potential as a pass-rusher.
There's been some inconsistency at times, but getting him in the final round of the draft would be a bit of a steal, in my opinion.