Linebacker Luke Kuechly won’t be the only Panthers draft pick under contract at this weekend’s rookie minicamp.
The Associated Press reports that the Panthers have signed all seven of their draft picks ahead of Friday’s start to the minicamp. Guard Amini Silatolu (40th overall), defensive end Frank Alexander (103rd overall), wide receiver/punt returner Joe Adams (104th overall), cornerback Josh Norman (143rd overall), punter Brad Nortman (207th overall) and safety D.J. Campbell (216th overall) have all agreed to terms with Carolina.
Several of the rookies will be in the mix for major roles this season. Silatolu will move from tackle to guard and challenge for a starting spot while Alexander and Norman should both push for playing time on the Panthers defense. Adams could push Armanti Edwards off the roster and Nortman will compete with Nick Harris for the punting job.
The Panthers will also have 32 tryout players taking part in their minicamp, which runs through Sunday.