6 cornerbacks the Panthers could draft in 2020

Dean Jones
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 03: Kristian Fulton #22 of the LSU Tigers carries the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first half of their game at Tiger Stadium on November 03, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 03: Kristian Fulton #22 of the LSU Tigers carries the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first half of their game at Tiger Stadium on November 03, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Jeff Gladney
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The Carolina Panthers need significant reinforcements on their secondary heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, especially at the cornerback position.

While the Carolina Panthers brought in some good offensive weapons during free agency, it has left depth on the defensive side of the ball a real concern.

This is something general manager Marty Hurney is confident of adding to in this year’s NFL Draft. It would be a huge shock if the Panthers did not allocate at least five of their eight selections to defense and one of the areas of particular need is cornerback.

There are just four corners currently on the books in Carolina. Donte Jackson is the most experienced of these and this does not bode well for their chances in the pass-happy and formidable NFC South in 2020.

The franchise is in a good position to take one of the top-tier prospects in either the first or second round. They could also add some good depth with some more unfancied prospects later on in the draft who have a high ceiling.

How the team drafts later this month is going to go a long way to determining whether or not the Panthers are going to be competitive next season. There is plenty at stake for an organization that has made some bold moves so far during the offseason as it looks to get back to relevance.

Here are six prospects that might be worth considering for the Panthers.

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