Carolina Panthers Draft: Is Bryce Hall a feast-or-famine prospect?
How would Bryce Hall fit with the Panthers?
The Carolina Panthers are incredibly bare at the cornerback position. They lost standout contributor James Bradberry in free agency after the former second-round pick out of Samford signed a three-year, $43.5 million contract with the New York Giants ($31.98 million guaranteed).
This represented a significant blow for the franchise and one they could have a hard time replacing. Bradberry brought a consistent presence to the cornerback spot and the Panthers’ most experienced player currently on the roster is Donte Jackson.
The Panthers are reportedly interested in taking Florida corner CJ Henderson with their first-round Draft pick. This would represent a reach at No. 7 and the team might be willing to trade down and still be in with a realistic chance of acquiring the player.
Regardless of whether they choose to go in this direction with their first selection, more will be needed if they are going to be competitive. Bryce Hall is an intriguing option in the mid-rounds and there is the potential to make a transition to slot corner during the early stages of his development.
This would boost his chances of making a successful transition to the NFL. It would also provide the Panthers with an additional option that could bring significant rewards if Hall reaches his high ceiling.
Any weakness in the passing game is going to be highlighted in the NFC South this season. What Carolina does between now and when competitive action gets underway is going to be crucial in the team remaining competitive.