4 Panthers players who could be traded for more draft picks

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Greg Little – Carolina Panthers OT

Of all the moves made in Marty Hurney’s second stint as general manager, trading up to acquire Greg Little might be the worst. The offensive tackle has endured a torrid start to life at the next level, failing to command a starting spot and suffering some injury problems to further complicate matters.

The current coaching staff was not around when the Panthers took Little in the second round in 2019. Neither was Scott Fitterer, who would have no trouble moving the player on with no emotional attachment.

Whether there would be any interest in the former Mississippi star or not is another matter. Carolina is in a prime position to select an elite left tackle to protect Sam Darnold at No. 8, with this class expected to be an extremely deep one across the offensive line.

It would be wise for the Panthers to allocate a couple of picks in this vital area of the field despite signing Pat Elflein and Cam Erving in free agency. Both veterans have struggled more often than not throughout their careers, so their presence on the roster should be to strengthen Carolina’s depth and nothing more.

In truth, getting anything back in return for Little would be a bonus at this juncture. Things just haven’t gone according to plan and a fresh start might be the best possible solution for all parties.