Fitterer says they’re still looking for a return specialist.

Otherwise, they filled the two big holes (LT and QB), so that’s something easier to locate.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) April 30, 2022

The Carolina Panthers pick Baylor CB Kalon Barnes at No. 242 overall.

Only TWENTY-ONE catches allowed (lowest among Big 12 CBs with a minimum 300 snaps) 🐻 pic.twitter.com/fkOcDHMvd9

— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 30, 2022

Kalon Barnes ran a 4.23 40 at the Combine, the fastest for a defensive player since 2003 and the second-fastest at any position (John Ross – 4.22). https://t.co/lbOEBI0SVm

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) April 30, 2022

I love this time of year! Watching people dreams come true! LIT!

— Jaycee Horn (@jayceehorn_10) April 30, 2022

Cade Mays offers the @Panthers a ton of positional versatility. He can play anywhere on the OL.

Strong bloodlines too. His Dad was an All-SEC OL and captain on the 1994 Tennessee team.

— Anish Shroff (@AnishESPN) April 30, 2022

Amare Barno’s 4.36 40 time was the fastest by a defensive lineman at the combine since 2003.

— Will Bryan (@Pantherstatsguy) April 30, 2022

Last Saturday Brandon Smith proposed to the love of his life.

This Saturday he was drafted by the Panthers.

He told me all about his unforgettable week when I caught up with him a few minutes ago: pic.twitter.com/qG4CYjyZXN

— Kristen Balboni (@KristenBalboni) April 30, 2022

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Ickey Ekwonu in Charlotte

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LB Brandon Smith – 4th round (120th overall)

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LB Brandon Smith – 4th round (120th overall)

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during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday October 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Gentry)

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Virginia Tech linebacker Amare Barno rushes North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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OL Cade Mays – 6th round (199th overall)

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OL Cade Mays – 6th round (199th overall)

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CB Kalon Barnes – 7th round (242nd overall)

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CB Kalon Barnes – 7th round (242nd overall)

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