(CHARLOTTE SPORTS LIVE) — CSL’s Will Kunkel and Carla Gebhart talks exclusively with Carolina Panthers General Manager Scott Fitterer during the 2022 NFL Draft, and talks the selection of offensive tackle Ickey Ekwonu, a Charlotte native, as the sixth pick of the first round.
Carolina had its choice of the top three quarterbacks in the draft at No. 6 — Liberty’s Malik Willis, Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, and Mississippi’s Matt Corral. However, they decided to go with Ekwonu, as the team needed security for their quarterback most of all.
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Since the Panthers lost Jordan Gross in 2013, they have had 16 players start at left tackle.
The 6-foot-4, 310-pound N.C. State product Ekwonu withholds an extraordinary combination of size, agility, and sturdy frame that could allow for an elongated career.
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