Seventh-round selection of WR Terry Godwin caps Carolina's draft class


CHARLOTTE - The Panthers used the seventh-round draft choice acquired in a trade Saturday to select Georgia wide receiver Terry Godwin.

The Panthers came into the draft without a seventh-round pick, having traded it to the Bills prior to the start of the 2017 season for cornerback Kevon Seymour. Carolina acquired the 237th overall pick in a trade with the Broncos, sending its earlier sixth-round pick (187) in exchange for Denver's later one (212) and the Broncos' seventh-rounder. Carolina used its new sixth-rounder on offensive tackle Dennis Daley.

Godwin caught 133 passes for 1,788 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Bulldogs. He was selected in the 33rd round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft by the Braves.

"I'd probably have to say today, cause my heart is with football and just being able to live out a long dream of getting drafted is finally coming to a reality," Godwin said when asked which draft day meant more to him. "Today has to be one of the best moments of my life."

Carolina began the first and last days of the draft by taking versatile edge defenders Brian Burns (first round) and Christian Miller (fourth round), then added running back Jordan Scarlett (fifth round). In between on Day Two, the Panthers selected offensive tackle Greg Little (second round) and quarterback Will Grier (third round).

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