The information and misinformation is just spewing out at this point regarding the NFL Draft, and the underlying fact is that all this won't matter once the draft starts Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
But when it involves the first overall pick, and a pick that directly correlates with what the Bills may do, then you at least have to read about it.
Tony Softli, who is a former St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers executive who now works for 101ESPN in St. Louis, dropped a very interesting nugget of information about what the Panthers may do at first overall.
"The bottom line though is they need defensive linemen," said Softli on 101Sports.com. "They have for a while. [Marcell Dareus] is a guy that is so versatile across the board, he can play all the positions. I really think they are going to pass on Cam Newton. They're trying to trade out of that pick, but as [Panthers GM] Marty Hurney said earlier in the week, 'Nobody's calling us.'"
Softli continued along with his reasoning, saying "They're going to sit and pick, and I really think it's going to be the defensive tackle. They've got a defensive-minded coach in Ron Rivera, you've got Marty Hurney who wants to win -- has to win early, and I think they are going to pass on Cam Newton and take the big boy."
Softli is a very connected member of the media, having been a part of a couple of front offices. Should we believe it? You can decide that for yourself. But Softli seems convinced, so there may be some merit to his statement at this point.