4 needs the Carolina Panthers could double-dip at during the draft

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Tre Boston’s release may have come as something of a surprise, but the Carolina Panthers simply didn’t get enough production from the veteran just one season removed from signing a three-year, $18 million deal. With that being said, they look dangerously short of reliable options even if they do end up moving Jeremy Chinn to the backend after he starred as an outside linebacker during his rookie campaign.

Chinn already looks to be one of the shrewdest picks in recent memory. The Panthers made a bold move to trade back into the second round and take the Southern Illinois product at No. 64 overall, which was worth its weight in gold if his early efforts in a professional environment are any indication.

There is little doubt that Chinn will have a big say wherever he lines up.

However, the inconsistent play of veteran Juston Burris is an ongoing concern and with the duo of Sam Franklin and Myles Hartsfield behind him, more might be needed to give the Panthers a fighting chance moving forward.

This is thought to be a deep class for safeties, which is a bonus and one that fits Carolina’s need at the present time. Getting one safety via the 2021 NFL Draft is absolutely essential, but two is not out of the realm of possibility.