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Will Grier – QB

If the Carolina Panthers are looking to trade players for future picks next year before the season, then Will Grier is going to be high on the shortlist. The quarterback endured a torrid time under center during his rookie year. And it remains to be seen whether the player can bounce back next time around.

He is not expected to see any time on the field in 2020 thanks to the free-agent signing of Teddy Bridgewater. And there is even a chance he loses the No. 2 spot on the depth chart due to the presence of former XFL MVP candidate P.J. Walker.

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Grier’s performances during the previous campaign were not exactly helped by a dismal offensive line overall. Stud right tackle Taylor Moton was the only protector to emerge from the season with any semblance of credit. And the signal-caller was like a rabbit in the headlights as a result.

The former third-round pick out of West Virginia completed just 53.1 percent of his passes to record 228 yards, no touchdowns, four interceptions, and a dismal 29.0 grade from Pro Football Focus. Grier is in danger of being slapped with the dreaded bust label if things do not start trending on an upward curve. And this is something that the player must aspire to at the earliest possible opportunity.

There are probably a few teams in the NFL who would see Grier as a low risk, high-reward pickup based on his outstanding college career. Whether the Panthers feel confident enough in Bridgewater and Walker to part ways with the player is another matter entirely.