4 Carolina Panthers players we can now safely call draft busts

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Greg Little – Carolina Panthers OT

Another who came into the season with plenty of expectations was Greg Little. The offensive tackle was looking to put a disappointing rookie campaign behind him and there was a real opportunity for the player to see some valuable minutes when veteran Pro Bowler Russell Okung missed considerable time through injury.

For whatever reason, Little just hasn’t been able to generate the sort of confidence from a coaching staff that wasn’t part of the Carolina Panthers when they selected him in the second round last year. The former Mississippi Rebel has amassed just 134 snaps in 2020 so far and has been shaky, at best, during his time on the field.

One only has to look at Little’s 44.1 grade from Pro Football Focus to see just how much he is struggling. The Panthers have gone with Trenton Scott more often than not in Okung’s absence, which is another damning indictment on just what they think of the second-year pro’s chances going forward.

Time is running out for Little to carve out a successful future in Carolina.

In truth, he might already be past the point of no return.

Okung is now fit and healthy and will hopefully remain so for the last four games. This will significantly diminish Little’s chances of finishing the campaign strongly and would no doubt be another nail in his coffin.