The 2021 NFL draft has come and gone, bringing 11 new players to the Carolina Panthers’ roster.
It was quite the three days with the Panthers trading back a record five times and passing on two of the quarterbacks in the class, along with many left tackles.
But all in all, the team walked away significantly deeper and with more talent at key positions. What a week it’s been.
1. The Panthers currently have the youngest roster in the NFL (average of 24.2). Who are the two youngest players born in 2000?
2. How many schools did the Panthers draft a player from for the first time in team history this year?
Keep reading for the answers.
PANTHERS’ 2021 NFL DRAFT PICKS
Round 1, No. 8: CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
▪ Jaycee Horn won’t sell a lot of tickets for Panthers, but he was a risk worth taking
▪ Jaycee Horn scouting report: Carolina Panthers get a starting corner in NFL draft
▪ Panthers were a pick too late for Penei Sewell and a year too early for Justin Fields
Round 2, No. 59 overall (via trade with Browns): WR Terrace Marshall, LSU
▪ Carolina Panthers select Terrace Marshall in 2nd round of NFL draft
▪ Carolina Panthers draft scouting report: How good is former LSU WR Terrace Marshall?
▪ NFL analysts assess new Carolina Panthers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr.
Round 3, No. 70 overall (via trade with Eagles): OT Brady Christensen, BYU
▪ Panthers get a tackle by selecting Brady Christensen of BYU in 3rd round of NFL draft
Round 3, No. 83 overall (via trade with Bears): TE Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame
▪ Carolina Panthers select Tommy Tremble 83rd overall in NFL draft
Round 4, No. 126 overall (via trade with Titans): RB Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
Round 5, No. 158 overall (via trade with Texans): DT Daviyon Nixon, Iowa
Round 5, No. 166 overall (via trade with Titans): CB Keith Taylor, Washington
Round 6, No. 193 overall: OL Deonte Brown, Alabama
Round 6, No. 204 overall (via trade with Texans): WR Shi Smith, South Carolina
Round 6, No. 222 overall: LS Thomas Fletcher, Alabama
Round 7, No. 232 overall (via trade with Titans): DT Phil Hoskins, Kentucky
After the conclusion of the draft, the Panthers also agreed to terms with five undrafted free agents, from a punter to a linebacker. Get to know those players as they prepare to take part in rookie minicamp.
Speaking of ...
Offseason training schedule
Rookie Minicamp: May 14-16
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-25, May 27, June 1-3, June 7-10
Mandatory Minicamp: June 15-17
To get ready, make sure you check out our updated depth chart with all of the new additions.
Front office update
The Panthers are in the process of interviewing candidates for the assistant general manager role. Virtual interviews have taken place with former linebacker and current Buffalo Bills director of player personnel Dan Morgan. Morgan previously worked with general manager Scott Fitterer in Seattle. Philadelphia Eagles assistant director of player personnel Ian Cunningham has also been interviewed.
Former pro scout and linebacker Luke Kuechly has resigned from his role with the team after about a year. Kuechly is taking some time away from football to enjoy himself.
Here are the opponents:
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Tampa. Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints
Washington Football Team
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
We caught up with wide receiver DJ Moore at an event he was holding to help at-risk Charlotte kids buy Mother’s Day gifts. He shared his thoughts on Sam Darnold, his fifth-year option getting picked up and what he may change his jersey number to.
PANTHERS TRACKS PODCAST
This week, we broke down our reactions to the 2021 NFL draft. What did we think the Panthers did well? Any lingering concerns? Check it out.
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1. Terrace Marshall Jr. and Tommy Tremble
2. Three — BYU, Oklahoma State, Kentucky