After the 2022 NFL Draft was completed, the Panthers quickly got back to work, signing 13 undrafted rookie-class free agents. Here is the full list of UDFAs directed to Carolina:
- Josh BabiczTE (State of North Dakota)
- Davis playsQB (Elon)
- Isaiah Graham MobleyLB (Boston College)
- Drew HartlaubS (Penn State)
- Ra’Shaun HenryWR (Virginia)
- Talolo Limu JonesWR (East Washington)
- John LovettRB (Penn State)
- Marquan McCallDT (Kentucky)
- Arron MosbyLB (Fresno State)
- André ParchmentWR (State of Florida)
- Charleston RamboWR (Miami)
- Khalan TolsonLB (Illinois)
- Derek WrightWR (State of Utah)
Carolina had one of the most interesting draft experiences. They took the first offensive lineman in the draft, who was threatening to become No. 1 overall, with the sixth pick of the night. After that, they weren’t expected to make another pick until the end of the fourth round. The Panthers, however, took a step seeing the quarterbacks move closer and closer to their draft position, trading to take former quarterback Ole Miss. Matt Coral in the third round.
Cheek is brought in as a bit of extra quarterback competition. Cheek is a hometown kid who started Elon 40 games. He passed for 8,548 yards while throwing 51 touchdowns on 21 interceptions during his college career.
Carolina’s UDFA class is also headlined by players like Rambo, Tolson, and Hartlaub. Rambo, the former Oklahoma Sooner who transferred to Miami for his senior year of college ball, set single-season records for the Hurricanes in catches and receptions during his only season with the team. Tolson can bring a lot of speed to the linebacker room. He ran a 4.45 40-yard sprint at 235 pounds on Fighting Illini’s pro day. The Panthers were eager to bring him in, giving him a guarantee $85,000, according to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network.
Hartlaub isn’t a name most will recognize as he spent most of his college career on special teams, but it says a lot about his abilities that he was able to secure an UDFA contract as a team-mate. career special. In addition to being exceptional on special teams, the Panthers were likely drawn to another aspect of Hartlaub. During the Nittany Lions pro day, Hartlaub reportedly ran a 4.22 40-yard sprint. If true, that would have been the 40 fastest time at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine.
Carolina was willing to spend a little to put this group together. In addition to the impressive amount guaranteed to Tolson, Wilson reported that the Panthers gave Henry a guaranteed amount of $100,000, plus a signing bonus of $17,500.