Carolina Panthers: Is CB Kristian Fulton a trade-down option?
The Carolina Panthers are in need of a new primary cornerback heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, but can Kristian Fulton fill the void?
One area of significant concern for the Carolina Panthers as they prepare for the NFL Draft is the cornerback position. They are in desperate need of help after James Bradberry departed the franchise to sign a three-year, $43.5 million contract with the New York Giants that included $31.98 million guaranteed.
There is some hope that Donte Jackson can take a big step forward and become a productive starter in 2020 with more time on the field. The Panthers would surely take Ohio State standout Jeff Okudah with the No. 7 pick if he was there. But the chances of that are slim given his incredibly high ceiling and All-Pro potential.
The team is reportedly high on Florida cornerback CJ Henderson. But whether they would be willing to take the player with their top-ten selection is up for debate.
Another option for Carolina is one they are reportedly exploring. The franchise is rumored to be fielding calls for the No. 7 pick in order to accumulate more selections to boost their depth.
If this scenario comes to fruition, it brings into play some mid-to-late round cornerbacks. This includes LSU’s star Kristian Fulton, who ended his college career as a national champion and has all the tools needed to make a smooth transition to the NFL.
He came to the fore during the latter part of his college career after early struggles. Fulton is also riding on the crest of a wave after a superb evaluation process.