4 Panthers players who could leave in 2021 at midseason point

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Scouting Report. CAROLINA PANTHERS. 3. player. 87. Pick Analysis. OG. CHRISREED

Chris Reed – Carolina Panthers OG

There was a lot to like about Chris Reed‘s production when he was introduced into the starting lineup at left guard opposite John Miller after coming off the reserve/COVID-19 list. But his limitations have really hampered the Carolina Panthers and their ability to protect on the interior over the last three games.

Reed is quickly emerging as the weak link on a line that has done well, for the most part, this season. There were real concerns regarding the unit’s ability to keep Teddy Bridgewater upright, but there has been more good than bad despite their regression over the last few games.

The former Jacksonville Jaguar has given up one sack and two penalties from 360 snaps this season. He has allowed countless pressure and failed to provide Mike Davis with good running lanes that have led to a decrease in production from the veteran during Carolina’s losing run.

It appears that Reed has his work cut out convincing the coaching staff to keep him around, and he might not be a starter for much longer with Dennis Daley now ready to go. The Minnesota State product has a Pro Football Focus grade of 48.5 to show for his efforts this season and it might just be time for the Panthers to start looking in a different direction.

If it doesn’t happen now, it most surely will in 2021.