Find a list of your saved stories here

Panthers don't draft offensive tackle for 2nd straight year

Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers bypassed selecting a left tackle with a high pick in the NFL draft for the second straight year.

The Panthers still have five picks entering Saturday — including three in the fifth round — to address that need, but it's unlikely they'll find a player talented enough to step in and compete for a starting job right away. Carolina signed free agent Michael Oher this offseason to a two-year deal in hopes he can be a stopgap there.

The Panthers traded away their second, third and sixth round draft picks on Friday night to move up 16 spots in the second round to get Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess. That comes after the team drafted Washington linebacker Shaw Thompson in the first round.



AP NFL website: and

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent NFL stories

Related topics

NFLNational Sports
The Associated Press


    From first downs to buzzer beaters, get’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast