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The Carolina Panthers select CB Jaycee Horn at No. 8, finish 2021 draft with 11 picks

The Carolina Panthers finished the 2021 NFL Draft with 11 picks.
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2020, file photo, South Carolina defensive back Jaycee Horn plays against Vanderbilt in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Nashville, Tenn. The Arizona Cardinals pick at No. 16 in the upcoming NFL draft and seem likely to target a defensive player, particularly a cornerback. There could be several opportunities to add one depending on how the picks shake out: Alabama's Patrick Surtain II, South Carolina's Horn and Virginia Tech's Caleb Farley. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NFL draft is when dreams come true for a few hundred players.

With the No. 8 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers selected South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn.

Horn was the first defensive player taken off the board. 

"He was the top rated player on our board," said Panthers General Manager Scott Fitterer. "We saw someone making an immediate impact."

The Panthers said once they Horn's tape, they knew the type of impact he could have on Carolina's roster.

"He brings a lot of energy," said Fitterer. "I really think he's a good fit for this team. We're excited to get him."

Along with the No. 8 pick, the Panthers also have 7 other picks in the draft, until the team made a few deals. Carolina came away with 11 players from the 2021  NFL Draft. 

Here's a full list of the Panthers draft picks:

Round 1: (8) CB Jaycee Horn - South Carolina 

Round 2: (59) WR Terrace Marshall Jr. - LSU

Round 3: (70) OT Brady Christensen - BYU

Round 3: (83) TE Tommy Tremble - Notre Dame

Round 4: (126) RB Chuba Hubbard- Oklahoma State

Round 5: (158) DT Daviyon Nixon- Iowa

Round 5: (166) CB Keith Taylor- Washington 

Round 6: (193) G Deonte Brown - Alabama

Round 6: (204) WR Shi Smith- South Carolina 

Round 6: (222) LS Thomas Fletcher- Alabama

Round 7: (232) DT Phil Hoskins- Kentucky 

There are 259 total picks in the 2021 NFL draft.