CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Carolina Panthers welcomed two new members to their team Friday night.
The Panthers traded up and selected Ole Miss offensive tackle Greg Little with the 37th pick in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Carolina traded pick 47 and pick 77 to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for pick 37.
The team believes Little can come in and compete to be the starting left tackle from day one.
He is 6′5″ and 310 pounds. He has long arms and a massive frame that is hard to move once he anchors.
In spite of his large size, he is very athletic with great feet. He is great at pass blocking but he will have to work on his run blocking.
Coming into the draft, defensive end and offensive tackle were the biggest needs for the Carolina Panthers. They have checked off both boxes with their first 2 picks in the draft.
The Panthers selected Charlotte native quarterback Will Grier with the 100th overall pick, using its third-round compensatory pick on the West Virginia product.
Grier is the first quarterback drafted by the Panthers since they took Cam Newton with the first overall pick in the 2011 draft.
Will Grier is a familiar one for football fans in Charlotte, as he spent his high school days playing quarterback for his father Chad Grier’s squad at Davidson Day, where the duo made their own history.
WBTV spoke with Grier before the draft, as he continued to train in the Charlotte area.
Yesterday, the Panthers made defensive end Brian Burns the 16th pick in the NFL Draft. Burns is from Florida State and had 24 career sacks at FSU in 3 years.
Rounds 4-7 of the draft will take place Saturday.