4 free agents the Carolina Panthers should target post-draft

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Eric Fisher – OT

  • 2020 team – Kansas City Chiefs

The Carolina Panthers made a potentially shrewd move to trade up and acquire Brady Christensen in the third round. He was a supreme edge protector at BYU and secured an astonishing 96.0 grade from Pro Football Focus last season, which is the highest ever given to an offensive lineman at the college level.

Christensen might be able to come in and assume the left tackle spot right away. But this is no guarantee and if the Panthers want to solidify the position short term, then calling Eric Fisher wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world by any stretch of the imagination.

Fisher was released by the Kansas City Chiefs as part of cost-cutting measures during free agency. There is absolutely no way the 2019 Super Bowl champions are bringing him back on a rescued deal judging by their moves this offseason.

This would probably come down to money with the former No. 1 overall selection. But he boasts career earnings of $70.88 million so far, which could mean he’d be willing to take a lesser offer before cashing in again next year.

Few would argue he wouldn’t be an instant help. There isn’t much confidence in Trenton Scott or Greg Little doing a sufficient job if last season was any indication if Christensen is unable to assume command of the role in Week 1.