Carolina Panthers Grab Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen with First Draft Selection

April 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Carolina Panthers have finally made a pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. 
After serving as pedestrians to last night's first round, the Panthers finally got the chance to make a selection on the second day of the most anticipated event in the NFL offseason.
Carolina took the opportunity to pick up perhaps one of the biggest surprises still sitting on their draft board, Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen. 
According to the Panthers, he sat atop their own draft board when their turn came at 48th overall, and they were relieved when the Arizona Cardinals picked TCU outside linebacker Daryl Washington with the 47th pick that they traded up to get.
Quarterback may not have been the Panthers' most pressing need, but with the second-ranked player at the position still available, the pick seems to make sense. 
While Steve Smith still sits as the team's only threat at the receiver position, the Panthers will pick again at 78 overall and will have a chance ...

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