Panthers Sign 7 Draft Picks Including Second-Round CB Donte Jackson


The Carolina Panthers announced Thursday that they’ve signed five draft picks to four-year deals including second-round CB Donte Jackson, third-round CB Rashaan Gaulden, fourth-round TE Ian Thomas, fourth-round LB Marquis Haynes, fifth-round LB Jermaine Carter, seventh-round LB Andre Smith and seventh-round DT Kendrick Norton.

This leaves just three more draft picks for the Panthers to sign including first-round WR D.J. Moore.

124DJ MooreWR
255Donte JacksonCBSigned
385Rashaan GauldenCBSigned
4101Ian ThomasTESigned
4136Marquis HaynesLBSigned
5161Jermaine Carter Jr.LBSigned
7234Andre SmithLBSigned
7242Kendrick NortonDTSigned

Jackson, 22, was selected with the No. 55 overall pick by the Panthers in this year’s draft. According to, he receives a four-year, $4,812,526 contract that includes a $1,580,020 signing bonus.

During his college career at LSU, Jackson recorded 110 tackles, four tackles for a loss, one sack, four interceptions, a forced fumble, a recovery and 19 pass defenses over the course of 35 games.

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