Most teams use the NFL draft to find the future of their team. The draft is designed to allow teams to continue to build upon the previous year's success or plug holes for a glaring need. Some players aren't fortunate enough to be drafted and sign with a team of their choosing.
Sometimes these players see limited success as a professional player. However, there are others who go on to have a great career.
The Carolina Panthers are hoping to find a diamond in the rough among the undrafted players who signed with them. The Panthers signed 13 undrafted free agents and have already cut three of them: offensive guard Robert Jones, linebacker Demario Jeffery and wide receiver Trey Diller.
Here are the players who could prove to be long-term fixtures on the Carolina roster for next few seasons.