The Panthers are slated to select 16th in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Carolina’s 33-14 victory over the Saints in Sunday’s season finale moved the Panthers to 7-9 – one of four teams to finish with that record. Twelve teams finished with a worse record than 7-9.
Based on strength of schedule calculations between the 7-9 teams (the worse your strength of schedule, the higher you pick), the Panthers will pick last among those teams, therefore 16th overall. Miami, Atlanta and Washington also finished 7-9.
The first round of the draft is set for April 25 in Nashville.