Panthers To Welcome 6 New Players From This Year's NFL Draft

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Panthers top pick OT Ickey Ekonmu poses after being taken 6th overall Photo credit USA Today Images

The Carolina Panthers have added some new talent following the NFL draft. The Panthers will welcome in 6 new players that were selected in this year's draft. Their top selection was NC State OT Ickey Ekonwu, who they selected 6th overall in the 1st round.

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Carolina took Heisman Trophy Candidate QB Matt Corral of Ole Miss in the 3rd round. They followed that with the 4th round selection of Penn State LB Brandon Smith. The Panthers picked up Blythewood, SC Native and Virginia Tech Edge Rusher Amare Barno in the 6th round.

Later that same round, they took Tennessee Offensive Guard Cade Mays. He was an All-SEC 2nd Team performer in 2021.T hey spent their last selection in the 7th round on track star turned DB, Kalon Barnes of Baylor. You can hear every game of the Panthers 2022 season each week this fall on Rock101.