CHARLOTTE – The Panthers moved to shore up their secondary with their second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, adding LSU cornerback Donte Jackson with the 55th overall pick.
The 5-foot-11, 178-pounder adds the kind of speed general manager Marty Hurney has said Carolina wants to inject. Jackson ran a 4.32 in the 40 at the NFL Combine, matching the fastest time at this year's event. Jackson could compete for a starting spot alongside James Bradberry in a cornerback rotation that lost Daryl Worley in a trade and added Ross Cockrell via free agency earlier in the offseason.
Jackson joins wide receiver DJ Moore, chosen with the 24th pick in the first round, on Carolina's roster. The Panthers still have the 85th and 88th picks in the third round to wrap up Day Two of the draft.