Carolina Panthers: 3 trade targets from the Las Vegas Raiders

(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) P.J. Hall
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P.J. Hall, Carolina Panthers
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Carolina Panthers trade target No. 2: P.J. Hall (DT)

P.J. Hall has been used sparingly during his first two seasons with the Raiders. And if the defensive tackle was hoping for an increased role next time around. He might be out of luck thanks to the presence of free-agent signing Maliek Collins.

The former Dallas Cowboy signed a one-year, $6 million deal in free agency. And this represents a significant blow to Hall in his pursuit of proving himself as a more prominent starter. If he fails to see the field for an extended period of time in 2020, then it could result in the player looking for a trade.

This would put the Panthers in position to land Hall, with Kawann Short’s future with the organization up in the air. The Pro Bowler is set to count $20.83 million against Carolina’s salary cap in 2021. And this is something that doesn’t seem in keeping with the direction they are currently going in.

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Should Short be moved on at a cap saving of around $9 million, then a long-term replacement will need to be found. The Panthers did draft Derrick Brown No. 7 overall. But he will need a productive partner in order to thrive going forward.

Hall has earned grades of 65.6 and 70.9 from Pro Football Focus from his time on the field during the player’s rookie and sophomore campaigns. He is strong enough to have a significant impact on running downs. And he made huge strides getting to the quarterback in 2019.

This would be a fantastic pickup via trade for the Panthers. Hall’s arrival in this scenario would give them an anchor on the defensive interior that could solidify the unit for a decade.