To make the jump, Carolina shipped their second-rounder (No. 57), third-rounder (No. 89) and sixth-round pick (No. 201) to the Rams.
A big-bodied target at 6-foot-4 and 232 pounds, Funchess gives the Panthers another long target across from the 6-foot-5 Benjamin. Funchess, though, has been criticized for labored pass-catching skills and a shortage of vertical talent.
"I think they might move me around," Funchess told NFL Network from his draft party in Farmington Hills, Michigan. "But mostly it's the mismatch cause you have two 6'4-plus guys outside so it's going to be dangerous down there."