Panthers fans were excited when the NFL announced earlier this week that they would be awarded a 5th round and a 6th round compensatory pick. Dave Gettleman was excited, noting he thought they would likely get a 5th and a 7th based on the the NFL's complex formula. Apparently he was right when claiming that "you've got to go to MIT and be a graduate in astrophysics to figure that out," because the NFL obviously went out and got one to double-check their work.
NFL announced that the Panthers' sixth-round compensatory pick has been changed to a fifth-round pick. Carolina now has 3 fifth-round picks.— Max Henson (@PanthersMax) March 25, 2015
So here's how it shakes out:
So we all love the Gettlemagic Dave can do in the later rounds. I mean, Bene' Benwikere was a 5th round pick...I'll certainly take three of him any day. We've speculated Carolina could move up to get a guy they wanted, whether its jumping up in the first for Todd Gurley or Landon Collins, or maneuvering from the 3rd to the 2nd to get a guy they love. Well Carolina has got some real ammunition to do so now!