Thomas, who played just over one season of major college football, was the Panthers' fourth-round pick of the 2018 Draft.
Ian Thomas: Better late than never
Tight end Ian Thomas is the definition of a late bloomer, but with a little patience he could blossom into a beast.
Observations: Rookie Minicamp, Session 2
Notes from the second Friday practice at Bank of America Stadium.
Observations: Rookie Minicamp, Session 1
Together again for the first time since 2010, what did Ron Rivera and Norv Turner see Friday morning?
Five draft picks sign their rookie contracts
Team's seven undrafted rookies also now under contract.
2018 rookie minicamp roster set
Panthers will have 28 tryout players participating alongside draft picks and undrafted free agent additions.
Pieces are in place for offense entering 2018
The Panthers have done well this offseason to build a more complete offense around Cam Newton.
Gifted but raw TE Ian Thomas "in a great place to grow"
Indiana head coach Tom Allen and Panthers director of college scouting Jeff Morrow look back on Ian Thomas' path to the NFL.
Listen: Panthers Podcast
Bill Voth, Max Henson and Bryan Strickland break down what the Panthers did – and didn't do – during the 2018 NFL Draft.
How Hurney's pre-draft plan played out
General manager Marty Hurney shared a basic blueprint prior to the NFL Draft, and the Panthers' picks fit with what he forecast.
On the Prowl: Get to know the Panthers' picks
Learn about the 2018 NFL Draft class through nuggets mined from around the web.
Marty Hurney, Ron Rivera Q&A
Carolina's general manager and head coach wrap up the 2018 NFL Draft.
Panthers draft Ian Thomas in fourth round
Athletic tight end from Indiana is the first player picked on the final day of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Who's next? Possible targets for Day Two
A look at a dozen players still on the board that the Panthers could be eyeing in the second and third rounds of the draft.