Panthers Sign Second-Rounder Greg Little

The Panthers have signed second-round pick Greg Little, according to a team announcement. With that, the Panthers have just one unsigned draft pick remaining in first-round defensive end Brian Burns

The Panthers traded up in the second round of the NFL Draft to land the Ole Miss product and he may be on track for the starting left tackle job in 2019. The Panthers used Taylor Moton on the blindside last season, but GM Marty Hurney‘s preference is to have Moton play right tackle. Daryl Williams is still in the mix for a spot on the right side of the line, but the club appears prepared to pencil in Little as its starting LT.

The 6’5″, 310-pound lineman started in all 12 games last year at left tackle and was named a Second-Team All-American by multiple outlets. Thanks in large part to Little, Ole Miss had the best offense in the SEC and finished fifth in the nation in passing offense with 346.4 yards per game.

With prototypical size for the tackle position, Little could be one of the league’s most successful rookies this season.

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  1. crosseyedlemon

    Seems to me Rivera should be making the decision on Little and not the GM. It’s asking a lot of a rookie to just step in and start at LT and with Newton still recovering from his injury this would be a risky gamble.

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