5 free agents under 25-years-old the Panthers could sign in 2021

(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Ezekiel Turner
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(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Khalil Dorsey /

Khalil Dorsey – CB (ERFA)

  • 2020 team – Baltimore Ravens

To say Khalil Dorsey is a little undersized compared to your stereotypical defensive back would be an understatement. But that should not detract from what an exciting prospect he is in the right system. Dorsey wasted no time making his presence felt with the Baltimore Ravens, which saw him take the field for some valuable experience on defense before injury cut his rookie campaign short. Providing there are no further complications in this area, this would be a low-risk, high reward pickup by the Carolina Panthers in an area where they could use some extra playmakers. Outside of No. 1 cornerback Donte Jackson, there are some doubts about their cornerback unit that need addressing if they want to cope better with the exceptional passing attacks operating within the NFC South. Rasul Douglas and Corn Elder are heading into free agency, with the rookie duo of Troy Pride Jr. and Stantley Thomas-Oliver clearly needing a little more refinement from a technique standpoint before they can be relied upon up as an every-down starter. While Mack also falls into this particular category, it’s hard not to love his infectious enthusiasm for the game and this is something Matt Rhule has tried to install across his roster from the moment he arrived in Carolina from Baylor.