It will be all change for the Carolina Panthers at the cornerback spot in 2020.
To say the Carolina Panthers have revamped their cornerback room would be something of an understatement. The franchise let some key components go in the spring and replaced them with new recruits and members of the roster who are relatively unproven.
This is going to be something of a baptism of fire for the group in 2020. The Carolina Panthers will come up against some exceptional passing attacks next season. And it remains to be seen just how this new unit will cope with the pressure.
It will be up to defensive coordinator Phil Snow to ensure each cornerback in the rotation is put in a position to succeed. This is expected to come with plenty of chopping and changing early on due to the lack of time together before the season opener.
The secondary could receive some additional help from their defensive front this time around. This was an area of weakness in 2019. But things look far more promising for the upcoming campaign as the Panthers revert back to a 4-3 base with some ferocious-looking pass-rushers on paper.
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Many of the group will be playing for their futures next season. Although Carolina has laid some solid foundations during the early portion of their rebuild. More will be needed and they will have additional salary cap space in 2021 to possibly pursue a big-name cornerback if needed.
This will put additional pressure on them to perform. And it will also tell the coaching staff a great deal about what sort of characters they will be working with. There is a real potential that they can improve on a dismal 2019 campaign. But it will be up to them to show their collective worth going forward.