Panthers draft Alex Armah in sixth round

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CHARLOTTE – The Panthers proved how deep they go into the scouting process by using their sixth-round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Alex Armah.

The 6-foot-2, 253-pound Armah played college football at West Georgia, a Division II school in Carrollton, Ga.

Armah, who grew up in Gwinnett County, Ga., began his college career at linebacker. Coaches then asked him to play defensive end before he added tight end duties as a senior.

But when the Panthers traveled to West Georgia to work out Armah during the pre-draft process, it was as a fullback.

"I really felt comfortable with everything they had me do and there was just a rapport with them," Armah said on a conference call shortly after he was drafted.

And that's where the Panthers plan to give the versatile Armah a look along with Darrel Young and Devon Johnson.

"I went on a lot of visits, talked to a few teams and I was really hoping for this call from the Panthers," Armah said. "So I feel really blessed right now."

Said general manager Dave Gettleman: "Alex has excellent receiving skills. Good movement and toughness. It's a conversion, but we think it's a really good try."

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