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2016 Schedule
15-1, 1st in NFC South

Panthers' best pick: Vernon Butler

As Carolina's first-round pick, the Louisiana Tech defensive tackle is an exceptional run defender, with explosive upper-body power and the ability to play multiple positions along the defensive line. Todd McShay (Insider)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers undrafted free agent signings so far: Andrew Bonnet, FB/TE, North Dakota State Jake McGee, TE, Florida Jared Norris, LB, Utah Jenson Stoshak, WR, Florida Atlantic Devon Johnson, RB, Marshall Keyarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers brought in five cornerbacks for visits and drafted three of them in James Bradford (2), Daryl Worley (3) and Zack Sanchez (5).

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says fifth-round pick Zack Sanchez has played nickel and has "nickel feet." Can pencil him in behind Brandon Boykin.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman after selecting there corners: "There were corners that were drafted that weren't on our board. They didn't fit our needs."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman on his draft class that may get criticized: "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We know what we need for our team. ... I don't worry about the pundits."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says all three corners selected have the talent "to play in this league." He knows he has rotated players out at that position the last three years but his preference is to get stability there.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman would have taken a punter in the seventh round had one been draft worthy. There wasn't.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says that was a long four and a half hours between picks. But he's happy with the third day acquisitions. "One of the things we focus on is intelligence, can they learn it?"

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A full look at all the moves made during the NFL draft, broken down by team.

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Highlights: Beau Sandland

The Panthers added another weapon with the penultimate pick of the 2016 draft, taking the former Montana State tight end. Check out some of Sandland's best highlights.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Panthers' picks through Round 7: 1. Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech; 2. James Bradberry, CB, Samford; 3. Daryl Worley, CB, West Virginia; 5. Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma; 7. Beau Sandland, TE, Montana State.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers take with their final pick of the 2016 NFL Draft Beau Sandland, a tight end out of Montana State.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

So Carolina second-round pick James Bradberry gets the No. 24 jersey that Josh Norman wore. Third-rounder Daryl Worley gets No. 26 and first-round pick Vernon Butler, as was noted Friday, gets 92. The number I look forward to is 252, when the Panthers make their last pick.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

With at least two hours between Carolina picks you look for things to do. But this is as close as I can get to the Panthers draft party at Bank of America Stadium. Last pick is No. 252, which should come around 6:30 p.m.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The last time the Panthers took three defensive backs in the draft was 2010 when they selected safety Jordan Pugh and corners R.J. Stanford and Robert McClain. That class had 10 players. Carolina has selected a corner with three of its four choices so far this year. It has only a seventh round pick left.

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Highlights: Zach Sanchez

The Panthers grabbed the former Oklahoma cornerback early in Round 5. Check out some of Sanchez's best highlights.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez says the Panthers were the team that showed the most interest in him. He recently said, "I'm the best defensive playmaker in the draft, hands down." Carolina for him at No. 141 in the fifth round.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Panthers' picks so far through Round 5: 1. Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech; 2. James Bradberry, CB, Samford; 3. Daryl Worley, CB, West Virginia; 5. Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers select Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez in the fifth round (141) of the draft. He is the third straight corner Carolina has selected.

Team Stats

Passing Yards224.324th
Rushing Yards142.62nd
Points For31.31st
Points Against19.36th

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