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Panthers trade 3 picks to draft Michigan WR Devin Funchess

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 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers have traded up to select Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess in the second round of the NFL draft.

   The Panthers surrendered their second round (57th), third round (89th) and sixth round (201st) picks to move up 16 spots in the second round to take the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Funchess with the 41st selection overall.

   Funchess gives the Panthers another big wide receiver to pair with Kelvin Benjamin, last year's first-round draft pick.

   He started 11 games in 2014 and had 62 catches, including four touchdowns. He had seven grabs against Ohio State for 108 yards and moving from tight end in 2013.

   The Panthers turned to the offensive side of the ball on Friday night after selecting linebacker Shaq Thompson from Washington with the 25th overall pick.


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