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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Panthers add Kevin Johnson to secondary

The Panthers wait on a running back until day two, instead finding a corner who can contribute immediately.

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The Panthers are up in the 2015 APC Mock Draft, and taking the role of GM for Carolina is our Aron Yohannes. Though a playoff team in 2014, Carolina finished below .500 and has numerous holes to fill, especially at running back and in the secondary.

Aron chose to address one of those holes with the 25th pick in the mock, selecting...

Kevin Johnson, cornerback, Wake Forest

Height: 6'0"
Weight: 188 pounds
Combine 40 time: 4.52 seconds

Here's Aron on his pick:

Todd Gurley going off the board to Detroit makes this pick logically Melvin Gordon, but I'd rather take one of the top cover corners in the draft, especially since his position isn't loaded in this year's draft. Carolina will love to add another young defensive back to their secondary, and Johnson's aggressiveness, quickness and feet make him an option the Panthers have to select with the position running short. They can still grab a starter for their backfield in the second round.

Pick Team Player Position School
1 TB Jameis Winston QB Florida State
2 TEN Leonard Williams DT USC
3 JAX Amari Cooper WR Alabama
4 OAK Randy Gregory OLB/DE Nebraska
5 WAS Dante Fowler, Jr. OLB Florida
6 NYJ Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
7 CHI Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
8 ATL Brandon Scherff OT Iowa
9 NYG Kevin White WR West Virginia
10 STL La'el Collins OT LSU
11 MIN DeVante Parker WR Louisville
12 CLE Danny Shelton DT Washington
13 NO Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
14 MIA Marcus Peters CB Washington
15 SF Malcom Brown DT Texas
16 HOU Landon Collins S Alabama
17 SD T.J. Clemmings OL Pittsburgh
18 KC Andrus Peat OT Stanford
19 CLE (from BUF) Ereck Flowers OT Miami (FL)
20 PHI Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State
21 CIN D.J. Humphries OT Florida
22 PIT Dorial Green-Beckham WR Missouri
23 DET Todd Gurley RB Georgia
24 ARI Jordan Phillips DT Oklahoma
25 CAR Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest
26 BAL