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.
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Jackson, 22, was selected with the No. 55 overall pick by the Panthers in this year’s draft. According to OverTheCap.com, 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.