Carolina Panthers: 3 trade targets from the Arizona Cardinals
Carolina Panthers trade target: Robert Alford – (CB)
There is also plenty of uncertainty for the Carolina Panthers regarding their cornerback position. It has a completely different look to it following the departures of James Bradberry, Ross Cockrell, and Javien Elliot. So it is crucial that those coming in hit the ground running against some formidable-looking passing attacks on the schedule.
The likes of Donte Jackson, free-agent signing Eli Apple and fourth-rounder Troy Pride Jr. will be tasked with leading the group going forward. Corn Elder and Cole Luke will also be fighting for a spot on the rotation during training camp.
That being said, they could still use an additional piece that has a chance of pushing for a starting role. Robert Alford suffered a broken leg in training camp last summer which cost him his 2019 campaign. But if he is back to the player of old then the former second-round pick has a useful skillset to call upon.
He was targeted 74 times in 2018, giving up 51 receptions on his way to a 56.6 grade from Pro Football Focus. Alford will have to prove he is fully fit in order to see time on the field for the Cardinals next season. And if he fails to impress during training camp his overall future with the franchise could be in doubt.
One possible complication to this potential move is the money still remaining on Alford’s contract. The corner is set to make $13.4 million in base salary over the next two seasons, which might put Carolina’s decision-makers off slightly.