The Carolina Panthers wrapped up the 2014 NFL draft and came away with some players who will fill their needs and find a way to contribute when training camp opens. Dave Gettleman did not shy away from taking a player even if he played a position that did not need to be addressed.
Carolina made a small trade to move up early in the fifth round, and it only cost the pick later in that same round as well as the team's final pick in the seventh.
How this year's draft class pans out remains to be seen. For now, the Panthers can move on with the offseason process and get ready for September.
Round 1: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Round 2: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Round 3: Trai Turner, OG, LSU
Round 4: Tre Boston, SS, North Carolina
Round 5: Bene Benwikere, CB, San Jose State
Round 6: Tyler Gaffney, RB, Stanford
Carolina made some good headway last year when it came to signing undrafted free agents. Robert Lester and Melvin White are two players who signed with Carolina after the draft and found their way onto the roster. Each held his own and made plays when it mattered.
Gettleman would like to get the same kind of results that he did last year, but it wouldn't be a bad thing to have more than two undrafted free agents emerge as solid players on the team. After all, gems can be found anywhere.
Much like the draft grades slideshow, this will continue to track, update and evaluate each undrafted free agent that the Panthers sign.