Carolina Panthers: 3 trade targets from the Cincinnati Bengals

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Carolina Panthers trade target: John Ross (WR)

Big things were expected of wide receiver John Ross when the Cincinnati Bengals took him ninth overall out of Washington in 2017 NFL Draft. Although he has shown flashes of brilliance throughout his career to date. The jury is still out as to whether he can be a productive starter going forward.

Ross is entering the final year of his rookie deal and will earn a little more than $2 million in base salary. If he fails to produce the goods in 2020, then it makes him a prime candidate for release.

Putting Ross on the Carolina Panthers represents an enticing proposition. The wide receiver room appears loaded with talent at the present time. But plenty of them have expiring contracts next spring and how many are brought back will depend on their production.

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Ross has the ability to make things happen. But his confidence has taken a knock in recent seasons. Putting him in Joe Brady’s offense has the potential to turnaround his fortunes. And whether Carolina wants to bring in yet another wideout at the present time is another matter entirely.

One would think the trade price would not be the greatest if they decided to pursue the player. And it could be a low-risk, high-reward move that has the potential to pay off in spades.

There is every chance Ross makes more of an impact for the Bengals with Joe Burrow under center. And the organization will want to see what the receiver can do with a true franchise quarterback.

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