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6-10, 4th in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Say what you want about the Panthers selecting a kicker in the seventh round, but Georgia Tech's Harrison Butker has the best Twitter handle of any of their seven draft picks. Not even Miami cornerback Corn (@AIR_CORN23) Elder can top @buttkicker87.

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After missing 17 kicks through his first three seasons, Harrison Butker missed just two as a senior, posting a field goal percentage of 88.2.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers seventh-round pick Harrison Butker will graduate from Georgia Tech next Saturday with a degree in engineering. He should be finished with a rookie minicamp next week in time to walk. If you want to know more, he is a former tuba player.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Panthers' 2017 draft picks: 1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford; 2. Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State; 2. Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan; 3. Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M; 5. Corn Elder, CB, Miami; 6. Alex Armah, FB, West Georgia; 7. Harrison Butker, PK, Georgia Tech.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

And with their last pick of the 2017 NFL draft, the 233rd overall pick, the Panthers select Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker. Graham Gano had an off year and is coming off foot surgery, so this will be the competition general manager Dave Gettleman keeps talking about. Butker is only the second kicker drafted by the Panthers in team history.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins sixth-round pick Robert Davis is cousins with Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis. Robert Davis said his cousins has always harped on "right from wrong" with him. "He's been in my corner the whole time," Robert Davis said. "He kept me motivated."

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Alex Armah wasn't just a fullback at West Georgia. He also played tight end and defensive end, racking up 25 tackles (5.5 for loss) and a forced fumble on defense in 2016. He became the first player in Gulf South Conference history to be named all-conference on both offense and defense.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers worked Alex Armah out of West Georgia as a fullback even though he didn't play that in college, where he was a tight end and defensive end. He could replace fullback Mike Tolbert, now with Buffalo, Definitely has the size at 6-2, 253.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers selected defensive end Alex Armah out of West Georgia in the sixth round, pick No. 192. You might have to google this one. He was a two-way player at tight end and defensive end, but is listed as a fullback. This draft has been all about versatility for Carolina. It continues.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Corn dog. Corn Hole. You name it, Panthers fifth-round pick Corn Elder has heard the jokes. " A lot of people like to say popcorn, corn starch and all those different names that have corn in it,'' Elder said. He doesn't seem concerned.

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Elder adds tackling ability to Panthers' secondary

An undersized corner with below average ball skills, Corn Elder shows quality instincts and discipline in coverage. He's also an outstanding run defender for a corner and limits production after the catch despite his smaller frame.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The full name of Panthers fifth-round pick Corn Elder, a cornerback out of Miami, is Cornelius Marquis Elder. "But everybody calls me Corn.""

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers draft pick, CB Corn Elder, can play inside over the slot and he should be an immediate contributor on special teams coverage units. Elder is very aggressive in run support and he has the footwork to break on the ball. Tough, competitive player.

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Corn Elder nabbed only three interceptions in his career, but he broke up 23 passes and tallied five sacks and 127 tackles (8.5 for loss) in his final two seasons at Miami.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman likes tall corners on the outside, so look for fifth-round pick Corn Elder (5-10) to compete behind Captain Munnerlyn as a nickel back. That's a key position on this defense.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers used their first pick on Day 3, No. 152 overall, to select Miami cornerback Corn Elder. Just because Carolina used three picks on corners last season doesn't mean they are satisfied, particularly with a deep class of corners. The theme for general manager Dave Gettleman is to create competition.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers offensive tackle Taylor Moton loves the movie "The Blind Side." He has a truck similar to the one the Michael Oher character drove in the movie. Now he's a teammate of Oher's. Here's the backstory:

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

New Panthers offensive tackle Taylor Moton had one career catch at Western Michigan. He fumbled it.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager said Friday night that second-round pick Taylor Moton, an offensive tackle out of Western Michigan, was the smartest man in the media room. Moton didn't argue the point.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers third-round pick Daeshon Hall, a defensive end out of Texas A&M, said he always has wanted to sack Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. He will have that chance this season as the Packers come to Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 17.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers second-round pick Curtis Samuel, a wide receiver out of Ohio State: "I definitely feel I can be a matchup nightmare" for defenses.

Team Stats

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