The Panthers have reached a deal with their second-round pick.
The club said Thursday it had signed defensive end Kony Ealy, the No. 60 overall selection. As with all players selected after Round One, Ealy received a four-year contract that will expire after the 2017 season.
The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Ealy notched 43 tackles and 9.5 sacks in 2013 for Missouri. At the least, the 22-year-old defensive lineman figures to see snaps behind starting ends Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson.