5 prospects in play if the Carolina Panthers trade down in Round 2
Jevon Holland – S (Oregon)
The Carolina Panthers made a shrewd move to acquire A.J. Bouye from the free-agent market. His experience as a prolific cornerback is sure to do the team a tremendous amount of good once he returns from a two-game suspension in 2021, but Phil Snow might be on the lookout for more from what is expected to be a deep NFL Draft class with secondary players.
Matt Rhule absolutely loves college prospects that can play multiple positions. He struck gold with the acquisition of Jeremy Chinn in 2020 and this might see more than a second look going Jevon Holland’s way if they trade down in the second round.
The Oregon defensive back can operate either as a cornerback or on the backend at safety, which is probably the position he prefers. However, Holland’s ability to come down in the slot to assist in coverage is a potential impression that shouldn’t be overlooked and represents need where the Panthers are concerned.
Holland has superb athleticism, is fluid in his motion, and has a high football IQ that enables the player to be around the football consistently. His production on the field is matched by exceptional communication from the backend and if Carolina partnered him with Chinn, it could be a prolific tandem for years to come.