Panthers Sign Two Late Round Draft Picks

Streeter Lecka

The Panthers have inked both their 4th and 5th round picks. This leaves only their first three picks remaining to sign on the dotted line.

DBs Boston, Benwikere sign contracts
Fourth-round safety Tre Boston from North Carolina and fifth-round cornerback Bene Benwikere from San Jose State signed their contracts on Tuesday. "(Boston's) very smart, he can get everybody lined up. He sets a tone back there; he's a very physical player, and on top of that he has very good skills," general manager Dave Gettleman said. "He's definitely got a special teams mentality to him – that was very important for us, and we just thought he was a very good value there."

The Panthers traded up 20 spots in the fifth-round to select Benwikere and fill their need at corner. "(Benwikere's) got excellent ball skills; he's very smart like Tre," Gettleman said. "That's important back there. Bene's going to have an opportunity to compete at the nickel spot right off the bat."

Love em or hate em they are a done deal. Let's bring em in and coach em up!

Seriously I don't think I've ever heard of two Panther prospects getting panned so much for poor tape than these two guys. No body seems to like what they see from these guys on tape. It's very disconcerting because though in the end I trust the professionals more I know that we have a pretty savvy membership that typically doesn't collectively skew from reality. So just like Edmund Kugbila last year, the coaches are seeing something in the players most are not. It will be fun seeing who is right and who is wrong.

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