Panthers draft former Gamecock WR Shi Smith

Panthers draft former Gamecock WR Shi Smith
South Carolina wide receiver Shi Smith (13) runs the ball as LSU linebacker Jabril Cox (19) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke) (Source: Brett Duke)

CLEVELAND (WMBF) - The Carolina Panthers have added another former Gamecock to their ranks.

The team drafted former South Carolina wide receiver Shi Smith on Saturday with 204th overall selection.

He’s the second Gamecock taken by the Panthers this weekend, alongside first-round selection Jaycee Horn.

Smith, a South Carolina native who played at Union County High School, was invited to the 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl and was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2020.

He had over 2,200 receiving yards during his career with the Gamecocks along with 13 touchdowns.

Smith was one of several picks made by Carolina on Saturday as the NFL Draft continued.

The Panthers also selected former Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, Iowa defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon, Washington cornerback Keith Taylor, Jr. and Alabama guard Deonte Brown.

Carolina also drafted Alabama long snapper Thomas Fletcher with the 222nd overall pick and Kentucky defensive tackle Phil Hoskins at pick No. 232.

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