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2018 NFL Draft: Carolina Panthers select Rashaan Gaulden with the No. 85 overall pick

The Panthers have added another defensive back with their first pick in the third round.

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The Carolina Panthers have selected Rashaan Gaulden with the No. 85 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Tennessee defensive back is the second DB taken in back to back picks by Carolina. Likely Gaulden or Jackson will either end up playing at safety. Time will tell if we value speed or savvy at safety, but Gaulden is ready to play at either position. Regardless of who ends up where, general manager Marty Hurney has proven that he is serious about shoring up the Panthers’ secondary.


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Panthers 2018 draft picks

Round 1 - No. 24 overall - DJ Moore
Round 2 - No. 55 overall - Donte Jackson
Round 3 - No. 85 overall (from BUF) - Rashaan Gaulden
Round 3 - No. 88 overall
Round 5 - No. 161 overall
Round 6 - No. 197 overall
Round 7 - No. 234 overall (from LAC)
Round 7 - No. 242 overall

Panthers top five needs

Defensive end
Tight end