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Panthers select 3 on Day 3

Posted May 10

— The Carolina Panthers addressed needs in their secondary on Day 3 of the NFL draft, selecting a safety and a cornerback.

Carolina drafted North Carolina safety Tre Boston in the fourth round before trading up 20 spots in the fifth round with Minnesota to take San Jose State cornerback Bene' Benwikere with the 148th overall pick.

The Panthers sent the Vikings their fifth- and seventh-round picks as part of the trade.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Boston played two seasons at cornerback for the Tar Heels before moving to safety, where he earned second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors and finished with 12 career interceptions.

Benwikere played four seasons at San Jose State with 30 starts and tied a school record with 14 career interceptions.

In the sixth round, the Panthers took a running back, Tyler Gaffney, out of Stanford University. Gaffney played both football and baseball for the Cardinal and was drafted in the spring of 2012 by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his senior year, his only season as a starter, Gaffney amassed 330 rushes for 1,709 yards and 21 touchdowns.

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  • I am not who you think I am May 10, 4:47 p.m.

    No left OT in the draft hope ol' Cam the Scam has got eyes in the back of his head. Scammer will be running for his life all season....bad draft

  • mittnfriends May 10, 5:25 p.m.

    No left OT in the draft hope ol' Cam the Scam has got eyes in the back of his head. Scammer will... View More

    — Posted by I am not who you think I am

    The 'S' is for Super. If there is a QB in the league that can makeup for a sub-par OT, it's Cam.

    Where do you get the "scammer" idea from?

  • Gunnstigator May 10, 6:04 p.m.

    Maybe the Panthers can trade for a LT? Wish Jordan Gross would pull a Brett Farve and "un-retire"....

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