4 bargain free agents who could help the Carolina Panthers

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Tramaine Brock, Carolina Panthers
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Scouting Report. CB. BELHAVEN. player. 87. Pick Analysis. TRAMAINE BROCK SR.. 2

Carolina Panthers free-agent target No. 2: Tramaine Brock (CB)

The Carolina Panthers underwent some major changes to their cornerback room this offseason. Only Donte Jackson remains from their starting four from last season. And things could turn ugly for the group if they don’t come in and produce right away.

They did bring in cornerback Eli Apple on a one-year, $3 million deal. But this is the former first-round pick’s last chance to become a prominent starter in the NFL after flattering to deceive during his career so far.

Putting too much pressure on fourth-rounder Troy Pride Jr. would dso more harm than good at this stage. So it might be prudent for the organization to go in search of another veteran on the cheap.

Tramaine Brock was part of the Tennessee Titans last season during their memorable playoff run. But there doesn’t appear to be much interest in him on the free-agent market. The corner did perform well enough to earn a 68.7 grade from Pro Football Focus after giving up 40 receptions from 58 targets.

Brock was on the field for 66 percent of the Titans’ defensive snaps last season. He is experienced enough to come in and start right away. And if things turn sour regarding Apple, then more will be needed on the depth chart.

This would be an enticing option for the Panthers if they opt to bring in reinforcements. But much will depend on how this current group gets on early.