Carolina Panthers: 3 trade targets from the Green Bay Packers
Carolina Panthers trade target: Josh Jackson (CB/S)
The Carolina Panthers have plenty of doubt surrounding their cornerback options going into the season. They will be counting on Donte Jackson to step up and make the No. 1 position his own. But the likes of Eli Apple and fourth-round pick Troy Pride Jr. could become areas of weakness against some high-profile offenses on the schedule.
This is an area of the field that does need to improve. And one way they might be able to do this is by calling the Green Bay Packers to enquire about the availability of Josh Jackson.
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The former second-round pick out of Iowa has the sort of versatility that Carolina has sought heavily during the offseason. And he could slot in at either corner of safety with equal effect.
Jackson has some impressive skills to call upon. And he has shown glimpses of promise during his two-year stint in the NFL so far.
This has come with some notable errors, which is to be expected of young corners who are thrust in at the deep end.
This is a big year for Jackson, who will make a little more than $1 million in base salary.
If the Panthers wished to acquire him, it might have to come with a longer-term financial commitment in the not-too-distant future.
Everything is in place for Jackson to make some serious strides in 2020. And his overall aspirations with the Packers could depend on it.