Panthers sign seventh-round pick Phil Hoskins

The Panthers are moving closer to getting all of their 2021 draft picks under contract.

The team announced defensive tackle Phil Hoskins signed his four-year rookie deal. He is the seventh member of the 11-player class to sign with the team.

First-round pick Jaycee Horn, second-round pick Terrace Marshall, third-round pick Brady Christensen, and third-round pick Tommy Tremble remain unsigned.

Hoskins joins fifth-rounder Daviyon Nixon as new additions to the defensive line in Carolina. He had 53 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in 25 games at Kentucky.

Hoskins and Nixon will vie for playing time behind Derrick Brown and Bravvion Roy on the interior of the line this season.