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02-20-2013, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Ludicrous Speed View Post
My one nit pick of your post. People forget that Skinner was ranked 34th by Central Scouting and 25th by THN on the final pre-draft lists. Johansen ranged from 6th to 12th and his stock was rising a whole lot. Carolina taking Skinner at 7 was considered a reach by many, it just turns out that the question marks around him turned out to be fictitious. Credit goes to Carolina for that one (not to mention, Joey still has plenty of time to hone his game).
It was an incredible reach; the threads are still around here basically laughing at Carolina for taking what was thought to be a Thomas Hickey type of pick.

Personally, I don't think Skinner has progressed much at all since his rookie year. The production hasn't been quite the same, but he hasn't really come around in other areas at all. It may well be that he peaked as a rookie and will simply decline, inch by inch, over the next 15 years.

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