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Carolina Panthers
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Round 2, Pick 8

Round 2, Pick 8

Needs

  • OT
  • WR
  • RB
  • DE
  • S
2016 Record: 6-10, 4th in NFC South

Best Available

Round 2, Pick 8

5'10"210 lbsFlorida StateFSU
3POS RK
17OVR RK
90GRADE

Round 2, Pick 8

Needs

  • OT
  • WR
  • RB
  • DE
  • S
2016 Record: 6-10, 4th in NFC South

Best Fit

Round 2, Pick 8

5'11"196 lbsOhio StateOSU
5POS RK
42OVR RK
86GRADE

Round 2, Pick 8

Needs

  • OT
  • WR
  • RB
  • DE
  • S
2016 Record: 6-10, 4th in NFC South

Draft Information

  • Fine Art America
  • April 27 - 29, Coverage: ESPN/ESPN2


    • Round 1: Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m. ET
    • Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 28, 7 p.m. ET
    • Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 29, Noon ET

    Location: Philadelphia Art Museum Steps

NFL Draft Rankings

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  • Mel Kiper's Top 300 prospects

    Check out Mel Kiper's final rankings of the best prospects in the 2017 draft. They go much deeper than his usual 25. This one goes to 300. Insider

Draft History

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Buffalo selects ECU WR Zay Jones. Jones' receivers coach in 2016 at East Carolina, Phil McGeoghan, is now performing those duties on Sean McDermott's staff in Buffalo.  Jones attributed much of the credit to McGeoghan not only for his record-breaking senior season performance, but for getting him ready for the rigors of the NFL. "For three years I primarily played in the slot at East Carolina," said Jones at the Combine. "I wasn't an outside receiver. And then coach Phil came to me and said, 'Hey, if you want to play in the National Football League, you've got to play some outside. With your frame, with your size, with your skill set and your ability, we've got to get you outside. We've got to get you in some more pro-style routes, like 18-yard comebacks, curls, things of that sort.' And I did make that transition, that leap, then I had my best year and caught 158 balls. I don't think I'd be standing at this podium if it wasn't for coach Phil, so a great thank you to him. He's going to be great at the Bills. I loved playing for a person like that and whoever he gets to coach will be lucky in the future."

Chris Mortensen, NFL reporter

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