5 new Carolina Panthers players who could be one-and-done in 2021

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Haason Reddick – Carolina Panthers DE/OLB

This was a great get by the Carolina Panthers and something that can be mutually beneficial for all parties involved. Haason Reddick is coming off the best campaign of his career by a considerable margin and accepting a one-year deal to reunite with his former college coach Matt Rhule puts him in a prime position for a megabucks deal next time around.

Reddick has to prove that his 12.5-sack season with the Arizona Cardinals wasn’t just a flash in the pan. But rather something that was a springboard to a spell of dominance for the edge rusher.

This is a low-risk, high-reward pickup by the Panthers that should also bring more out of Brian Burns. The stud defensive end is heading into a pivotal Year 3 with plenty of momentum and having a prolific presence opposite him has the scope to take his game to even greater heights.

As for Reddick, attaining the same sack total as the previous campaign might be asking too much. It’s also worth remembering five of these came in a single game against the New York Giants.

Rhule knows exactly how to get the best out of Reddick.

This was evident at Temple and led to the player becoming a top-end draft pick. If a similar situation transpires in Carolina, the sky is the limit for this defensive front.

If Reddick doesn’t do enough to command big-time money, the Panthers can move on with little in the way of financial implications.