Carolina Panthers: 3 burning questions before training camp
Who will start at outside cornerback?
Who will start at outside cornerback? At a position full of uncertainties one thing is certain: There is a lot of competition. With Ross Cockrell, Donte Jackson and Kevon Seymour vying for time at the position, it is certainly a crowded field.
Cockrell is coming off a tremendous 2017 campaign. Last year was the best of his career. He played in nine games, intercepting three passes and recording 37 tackles.
A former defensive star at LSU, Jackson plays with the type of aggression that the Carolina Panthers are looking for. Jackson is known to have a nose for the football. In three seasons with the Tigers, he recorded 110 tackles. In 2017, he appeared in 11 games recording 45 total tackles (29 solo, 16 assisted) in addition to an interception and a sack.
In the meantime, Seymour will look to build on his 2017 campaign. He appeared in all 16 games for the Panthers last year. Recording 18 tackles and four pass deflections, Seymour was still very active for the team last year despite his numbers being down a bit from his previous season with the Buffalo Bills.
All three individuals have shown they can play, with Jackson proving himself in the collegiate ranks. It is kind of ironic that on the opposite side of the field, James Bradberry is a virtual lock at his position. Nevertheless, the outside cornerback position is one that remains a question mark heading into training camp.