PFF ranks Ikem Ekwonu among top-graded rookies in Week 9
Ekwonu had another solid performance last week in Cincinnati. Since Week 4, he has not allowed a sack and posted an overall blocking grade of 80.5, good for sixth-best among all offensive tackles.
Ikem Ekwonu earns spot in PFF 90 club after performance vs. 49ers
Ikem Ekwonu had a 92.1 overall grade by PFF, the best single-week grade of any tackle in the NFL this season.
Locker Room Sound: Offensive players talk about opener
DJ Moore, Ikem Ekwonu, Robbie Anderson, and Brady Christensen spoke to the media after Sunday's game.
Ikem Ekwonu talks about how Brian Burns has helped him prepare
Ekwonu said that going up against Burns in practice has given him preseason tests to help him for his NFL debut against Cleveland's Myles Garrett.
Highlight: Ikem Ekwonu opens game with pancake block
Watch rookie Ikem Ekwonu with a big block in the first quarter against the Patriots.
Kristen Balboni goes one-on-one with Ikem Ekwonu
Ekwonu talks about the first day of padded practice and going up against Brian Burns.
Ikem Ekwonu talks about first days of camp
Ekwonu described what he's learning from the veteran linemen in his first training camp.
Best of Social: Ikem Ekwonu moves into the dorms at camp
It's like freshman year all over again for rookie Ikem Ekwonu at training camp.
Best of Social: Ickey Shuffle
Check out Ikem Ekwonu's celebration dance after catching a touchdown pass from Sam Darnold at Thursday's practice.
Ikem Ekwonu talks offseason goals
Ekwonu spoke to the media about new concepts he has learned during minicamp, perfecting his technique, and offseason training.
Ikem Ekwonu talks about first minicamp practice
Ekwonu spoke with the media about his excitement for his first day at rookie minicamp and his impressions of new teammates.
Best of Social: Ikem Ekwonu let the secret out early
Ekwonu spoke to Panthers fans after draft weekend and accidentally dropped his jersey number early.
Best of Social: Ickey Ekwonu is dialed in
See the best of Ekwonu on the Panthers draft set over the weekend.
Highlights of the Panthers full 2022 draft class
Watch game highlights of all six players in Carolina's 2022 draft class.
Ickey Ekwonu gets a first look at his new Panthers locker
Ekwonu talks with Kristen Balboni as they walk through the Panthers locker room.
Ickey Ekwonu addresses the media upon arriving home to Charlotte
Ickey Ekwonu talks about playing in his hometown of Charlotte, his aggressive play style, and representing NC State well in the NFL.
Letters from family: Ickey Ekwonu's parents have a message for him
Hear from Ekwonu's parents, Tagbo 'TJ' and Amaka, as they provide words of wisdom for him as he embarks on a new journey in pro football, courtesy of NFL Media.
Ickey Ekwonu: In my heart, I knew I was going to be a Panther
Ekwonu reflects on his draft night as he flies home to Charlotte to be introduced as a Carolina Panther on Friday.
Best of Social: Ickey Ekwonu came through dripping
Whether it's the syrup on his pancake blocks, or the drip of his red carpet style, Charlotte native Ickey Ekwonu came through dripping on Thursday.
Breaking down Ickey Ekwonu's college highlights at N.C. State
Watch a breakdown of N.C. State offensive lineman Ickey Ekwonu's college highlights.
Ickey Ekwonu gets the call from Carolina
Listen to the phone call as Panthers leaders welcome Ickey Ekwonu home to Carolina.
Matt Rhule, Scott Fitterer talk about Ickey Ekwonu pick
Carolina's head coach and general manager spoke about what they saw in the local prospect out of N.C. State.
Ickey Ekwonu speaks to the media about staying home in Charlotte
Ekwonu was one of the top-rated prospects in the 2022 Draft after earning All-America honors at N.C. State.
Drafted in the first round of the 2022 Draft out of N.C. State, Ikem Ekwonu started all 17 games at left tackle and tied for the fewest pressures allowed (27) by qualified rookie tackles, according to PFF.
For Ikem Ekwonu, his rookie year was just a start
The 2022 first-round left tackle knows the expectations will increase, but his growth during his first season lends a sense of stability at a time when the Panthers have other questions.
The Ickey Whisperer: How Cam Erving became a mentor to Ikem Ekwonu
The Panthers backup left tackle has become instrumental in the development of Ikem Ekwonu this year, sharing lessons he wished he learned as a rookie.
Ikem Ekwonu sees teaching points in Patriots game
After some early miscues, the first-rounder hopes to build on his reps alongside Brady Christensen.
Ikem Ekwonu to get bulk of first-team reps "moving forward"
Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said the plan was to have the first-round pick with the starting line at left tackle.
Rookie Diaries: Ikem Ekwonu working to "earn his spot"
The rookie offensive lineman said physicality – one of his biggest strengths – will be on display when the Panthers put on pads Monday.
For Ikem Ekwonu, the real work is about to begin
The first-round pick has absorbed the lessons of his elders, as he prepares to enter his first NFL training camp.
Rookie Diaries: Ikem Ekwonu putting in the "work"
The first-rounder from Charlotte walks in with high expectations, on and off the field.
Panthers Confidential was a story of conviction
The behind-the-scenes documentary illustrates how strongly the Panthers felt about Matt Corral and Ikem Ekwonu.
Panthers throwing a lot at rookie offensive linemen
For Ikem Ekwonu and Cade Mays, the learning is coming at an "accelerated pace."
Ikem Ekwonu: Always striking the right note
The new Panthers' tackle grew up with a variety of interests, but always the full support of his family.
2022 Draft Day 1 transcripts
Read what Ickey Ekwonu, Matt Rhule and Scott Fitterer said to the media on Thursday night.
Ickey Ekwonu is a coach's "dream come true"
Those who have coached the new Panthers tackle, and those who will, marvel at his tenacity and talent.
Social media reacts to Ickey Ekwonu selection
See what the media and fans posted about the Ekwonu pick.