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April 23, 2015

Thomas Davis to announce Panthers' first draft pick

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis didn't endorse a specific player this week when asked whom the team should take in the first round of the draft.

It turns out Davis will play a part in the process.

Davis will announce the the Panthers' first-round pick April 30 on the first night of the three-day draft in Chicago, the team said Thursday.

Davis, who was named the NFL's Man of the Year in January, is the first active player to announce a team's first-round pick.

"I'm excited. This is a huge honor. I'm going to really enjoy the moment," Davis told the Panthers' website. "I know the NFL has done some things in the past where they've had guys announce a third or fourth-round pick, but a player getting to announce the first-round pick is pretty special."

Davis was the team's first-round pick in 2005, going 14th overall.

He said this week he's all for a "best player available" approach next week when the Panthers pick 25th."When you look at this draft I don't think you can go wrong with offense or defense," he said. "There are a lot of good players in this draft and a lot of players out there that can help this team."
--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on April 23, 2015 at 11:14 AM | Permalink

Comments

Its nice to see the NFL adding some class to a sport that has seen more than its fair share of ugly in the recent past. Thomas Davis is one of the best, most inspiring, and dynamic individuals the league could hope to have. Of course, being a lifelong Panthers fan, since its Inaugural season in 1995.

Posted by: Pineapplelucky | Apr 23, 2015 6:45:37 PM

Thomas Davis sets the bar high as a strong leader and great family man. His on field play is amazing and only out done by his unselfish and diligent work in the community. What a great man and better example to look up to!

Posted by: Chuck Tyndall | Apr 24, 2015 12:05:57 PM

Thomas Davis sets the bar high as a strong leader and great family man. His on field play is amazing and only out done by his unselfish and diligent work in the community. What a great man and better example to look up to!

Posted by: Chuck Tyndall | Apr 24, 2015 12:06:02 PM

With the 25th selection of the 2015 nfl draft, the carolina Panthers select.... Owamagbe Odigizuwa

Posted by: Jarrod | Apr 27, 2015 11:34:42 PM

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