Panthers Score High in Record-Breaking Impressively Complicated Draft Weekend

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The Carolina Panthers just finished one of their most complicated, trade-laden, and high-scoring drafts in franchise history.

When the dust finally settled on Saturday, the Panthers completed a franchise-high 5 trades over the weekend and selected a total of 11 players, tying a franchise record set over 25 years ago in ’95 before they played their first complete NFL season.

Here is the complete list of the players the Panthers selected during this record breaking draft (via Panther.com):

CB Jaycee Horn – 1st Round, 8th overall, South Carolina

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WR Terrace Marshall Jr. – 2nd Round, 59th overall, LSU

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T Brady Christensen – 3rd Round, 70th overall, BYU

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TE Tommy Tremble – 3rd Round, 83rd overall, Notre Dame

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RB Chuba Hubbard – 4th Round, 126th overall, Oklahoma State

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DT Daviyon Nixon – 5th Round, 158th overall, Iowa

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CB Keith Taylor – 5th Round, 166th overall, Washington

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G Deonte Brown – 6th Round, 193rd overall, Alabama

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WR Shi Smith – 6th Round, 204th overall, South Carolina

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LS Thomas Fletcher – 6th Round, 222nd overall, Alabama

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DT Phil Hoskins – 7th Round, 232nd overall, Kentucky

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According to the NFL’s ‘Next Gen Stats Draft Model’, the Panthers ranked 3rd overall in the NFL for the combined athleticism of their draft picks:

The Panthers also earned high scores in most other analysis’ opinions, including a Grade A from NFL.com, a Grade A from Yahoo! Sports, a Grade A- from The Ringer, a Grade B+ from USA TODAY, a Grade B from ESPN, and a Grade B- from NBC Sports.

Due to the sheer volume of young players the Panthers just picked up, they are now officially the youngest team in the NFL.

What did you think about the Panthers’ draft selections?

What grade would you give them?

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