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2017 Schedule
6-10, 4th in NFC South
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5hMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper's Day 2 winners and losers

Mel Kiper just didn't see the value in the Panthers' pick of Daeshon Hall, who he graded as a fourth- or fifth-round pick.

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6hTodd McShay

Curtis Samuel a surprise pick by Panthers

Taking Curtis Samuel wasn't necessarily a bad pick, but it sure caught Todd McShay off guard. In fact, it's awfully intriguing.

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Panthers to surround Newton with more playmakers (0:52)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Panthers' picks through the first three rounds of the draft: 1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford; 2. Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State; 2. Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan; 3. Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said tackle Michael Oher's status is "right where it needs to be." Oher remains in the concussion protocol but there is no need to push him to clear the protocol since this is the voluntary portion of offseason workouts.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Rivera plans to text Buffalo coach Sean McDermott, who was Carolina's defensive coordinator, and poke at him for selecting a couple of players on Panthers' draft board right before Carolina drafted.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says if third-round pick Daeshon Hall is among the top four defensive ends on a veteran roster of defensive ends he will play. But he likes that Hall can develop behind Julius Peppers and Charles Johnson.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman, "I feel like we had a really good day." Another playmaker for Cam Newton and a pass rusher will make this team better.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers third-round pick, defensive end Daeshon Hall, may have played in the shadow of No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett at Texas A&M. But Hall isn't complaining. "He benefited playing with me and I benefited playing with him,'' Hall said. And hey, Hall gets better weather playing in Charlotte versus Garrett in Cleveland.

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Panthers take Daeshon Hall

With the No. 77 pick, Carolina gets a developing pass-rusher in the Texas A&M defensive end, who needs to continue to flesh out his arsenal of moves.

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Myles Garrett got all the headlines among Texas A&M pass rushers, but Daeshon Hall is no slouch. He racked up 27.5 tackles and 10.5 sacks over the last two seasons.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers traded their 98th pick (third-round compensatory for Josh Norman) and fourth-round pick (115) to the Cardinals to get Texas A&M defensive end Daeshon Hall. Not a lot to get a need position.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers traded up to the 77th pick in the third round to select Texas A&M defensive end Daeshon Hall. Makes sense because they needed a young edge rusher.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Not sure what to make of what Panthers second-round pick Taylor Moton just said. The right tackle indicated the Carolina staff told him about the addition of left tackle Matt Kalil in free agency, but didn't mention tackle Michael Oher, still in the concussion protocol. Could mean nothing. Could mean the Panthers still aren't sure whether Oher will play this season.

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Taylor Moton brings plenty of versatility to the Panthers, having started at right tackle in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and right guard in 2015. No QB has taken more hits than Cam Newton since he entered the league in 2011.

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Panthers strengthen O-line with Taylor Moton

Carolina used the final pick of the second round to add more protection for Cam Newton, taking the 319-pound Western Michigan offensive tackle, who will likely switch inside to guard.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers selected Western Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Moton with the 64th pick, their second in the second round. They needed depth at this position, and the 6-foot-5, 319-pound Moton potentially gives them that. The first two picks went to offensive weapons for Cam Newton. This one goes to protecting Newton.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers are again on the clock, this time for the last pick of the second-round, a pick acquired from New England when defensive end Kony Ealy was traded. Perhaps a defensive end, outside linebacker or offensive tackle here based on the board and needs.

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Panthers second-round pick Curtis Samuel is the only player in Ohio State history with 1,000 or more career rushing and receiving yards (1,286 rushing, 1,249 receiving).

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers second-round pick (40 overall) Curtis Samuel says he is a slot receiver. He also is fast, running the 40 in 4.31 seconds. Samuel had a pre-draft visit at Carolina, so this shouldn't come as a big surprise.

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After adding Christian McCaffrey on Day 1, the Panthers grabbed another of the nation's most versatile players in Round 2. Curtis Samuel led the Big Ten in yards after catch in 2016.

Team Stats

Passing Yards230.3Tied-21st
Rushing Yards113.410th
Points For23.115th
Points Against25.126th

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