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Just one day before the 2021 NFL Draft, the Panthers added a sixth-round selection (No. 191) after trading quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to Denver.

Carolina will now enter the first round with eight picks, including three in the sixth round.

The Panthers had previously used one of their sixth-round compensatory picks as part of a trade deal to acquire Sam Darnold at the beginning of April.

Carolina is without its seventh-round pick this year as it belongs to Buffalo from the 2018 trade for offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse.

The 2021 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 29 from Cleveland, Ohio

Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Carolina Panthers:

Round 1 (No. 8 overall) – Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina: The first defensive player off the board, the son of former Saints WR Joe Horn becomes the latest defender taken by Carolina, which has yet to draft an offensive player in the Matt Rhule era. Perhaps a more explosive athlete with slightly better ball skills than Alabama counterpart Patrick Surtain II, Horn joins a division where his father starred in at the start of the century.

Round 2 (39)

Round 3 (73)

Round 4 (113)

Round 5 (151)

Round 6 (191, from Broncos)

Round 6 (193)

Round 6 (222, compensatory)

Carolina Panthers’ last five top draft picks: 

  • 2020 (No. 7 overall): Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
  • 2019 (No. 16 overall): Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
  • 2018 (No. 24 overall): D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
  • 2017 (No. 8 overall): Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
  • 2016 (No. 30 overall): Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech