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NFL Draft 2021: TE Tommy Tremble is Carolina Panthers‘ Third Round Selection

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Louisville Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Panthers have used their third round pick on Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Tommy Tremble, making him the 83rd overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The redshirt sophomore was always expected to be a Day 2 pick, with the only question being which team had a need for a soul-taking blocker on rushing downs who may also snag a few passes.

Tremble forwent his final two seasons of eligibility and it appears to have paid off tonight. His rookie contract will be worth $4.92 million over its four years, with $942.864 coming as a signing bonus, according to OverTheCap.com

Tremble was a three-star tight end, considered to be the 21st best tight end in the county and the 52nd best player out of Georgia in the 2018 class.

The Panthers have a few other former Irish players, including Troy Pride Jr. and J.J. Jansen. The franchise drafted Pride in 2020, Jimmy Clausen in 2010 and Kinnon Tatum in 1997. Clausen was a second round pick, Tatum was a third round selection (No. 87 overall) and Pride was a fourth round grab.

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