CHARLOTTE – The Panthers traded their sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, then used their new sixth-rounder to select South Carolina offensive tackle Dennis Daley.
“It’s a blessing, man. I’m really excited,” Daley said, adding that he’s willing to play any position on the line.
Carolina sent pick No. 187 to the Broncos and acquired Denver’s pick at No. 212 as well as the Broncos’ seventh-round selection (No. 237) still to come.
The Panthers used the 212th pick on Daley, a 6-foot-5, 317-pounder from the University of South Carolina who started 23 games for the Gamecocks at left tackle. That’s the position he’s played his whole life.
“I’m willing to do anything. Anything,” Daley said. “I’ll play left tackle, left guard. I’ll even play center if I have to. I’ll play right guard, right tackle. I’ll play all five.”
Daley, like fourth-round choice Christian Miller, is a Columbia, S.C., native. He played his first two collegiate seasons at Georgia Military College.
“That was the toughest two years of my life. It was a big change for me,” Daley said. “I’m just glad I was able to make it out… It made me ten times more disciplined. If I can go through that I feel like I can go through anything. That helped me achieve everything at South Carolina.”