Panthers Sign Fourth-Round LB Brandon Smith

The Carolina Panthers announced on Thursday they have signed fourth-round LB Brandon Smith to his rookie contract.

That leaves just one more pick for the Panthers to sign to wrap up their 2022 draft class. 

Rd Player Pos. Note
1 Ikem Ekwonu OT Signed
3 Matt Corral QB  
4 Brandon Smith LB Signed
6 Amaré Barno LB Signed
6 Cade Mays OG Signed
7 Kalon Barnes CB Signed


Smith, 21, was a two-year starter at Penn State, earning honorable mention and third-team all-conference respectively over his final two seasons. He was drafted by the Panthers with the No. 120 pick in the fourth round in 2022. 

He’s projected to sign a four-year rookie deal worth $4,416,547 that includes a signing bonus of $756,547. 

During his three-year college career, Smith appeared in 34 games with 21 starts, recording 132 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and seven pass deflections. 

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