The Carolina Panthers selected three cornerbacks with their five draft picks however had a hole at safety. That was addressed shortly after the draft though as the team signed Jeremy Cash, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Entering the NFL Draft, the thought that Cash would not be selected in any of the seven rounds seemed far-fetched. However, that was exactly the case for the player that was ranked the third best safety in this class, according to Scout.
Cash played the last three seasons for the Duke Blue Devils after transferring from Ohio State Buckeyes after his freshman year. He put up incredible stats over his final three years at the collegiate level with over 100 tackles each year as well as 38.5 tackles for a loss and 8 sacks over that span.
He has exceptional size for the safety position at 6'0" and 212 pounds and as he said in the video he compares his game to Seattle Seahawks' Kam Chancellor. The Panthers certainly could use a hard hitting player from the safety position and have been in the market for a strong safety after Roman Harper's contract was voided after the Super Bowl.
Cash is an excellent addition to this defense and should be competing for a starting spot as early as this year.