Carolina Panthers: Alternative 7-round 2020 NFL Draft

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Carolina Panthers Round 4 (No. 113): K’Von Wallace – S (Clemson)

The Carolina Panthers finally boosted their cornerback position by selecting Troy Pride Jr. with their fourth-round pick. He brings a tremendous amount to the table and has the pace to burn. So, he will fit in well with the athletic defense that Matt Rhule and Phil Snow are working to implement with the franchise.

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In this alternative draft, they now have a No. 1 cornerback to work with Donte Jackson next season and beyond. But that is not to say another player to reinforce the secondary wasn’t needed and K’Von Wallace would no doubt have been high on their shortlist.

The former Clemson prospect has the versatility that Rhule sought often during his first-ever NFL Draft. Wallace is athletic enough to play safety or cornerback at the next level. And he is also physical enough to come down into the second level and assist in running situations.

This was an area of tremendous need for Carolina going into the draft. Wallace somehow slipped down to the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 127 to further bolster a secondary that played a huge part in their demise in 2019.

Wallace’s fall was probably down to the surge in cornerbacks and safeties taking in the second round, which left teams looking elsewhere to fir their needs. Some might be regretting this decision if the athletic safety meets the high expectations expected.