To start the fourth round, the Carolina Panthers worked out a trade with the Oakland Raiders to move up 22 spots to pick 102 to select offensive tackle Daryl Williams. The right tackle from the Oklahoma Sooners is an excellent run blocker and comes from one of the top rushing attacks at the college level.
He has a massive frame at 6-5, 327 pounds and has a ton of experience at right tackle that should allow him to compete for the starting right tackle job as a rookie. The Panthers have been busy this offseason with the additions of Michael Oher and Jonathan Martin to compete with Nate Chandler and Mike Remmers. The hope is that between these five players, the team will be able to find two starting offensive tackles by the start of the 2015 season.
The Panthers had to give up a lot to move this far up into the fourth round and traded away their fourth (No. 124), fifth (No. 161) and seventh round pick (No. 242) to move up to pick number 102. Entering this draft the Panthers had nine picks and in the past two days have traded away four of them.
The team still has two picks left today, which are the two compensatory picks in the fifth round.