5 last-ditch trades for the Panthers to consider before the 2021 deadline

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Cam Robinson – OT

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not pulling up any trees this season. Something that wasn’t entirely unexpected considering the wholesale changes made to the roster and the jury still being out on Urban Meyer’s ability to become a successful NFL head coach.

This means they might be sellers before the 2021 trade deadline. The Carolina Panthers have already taken advantage of this by acquiring cornerback C.J. Henderson, who was brought in alongside a fifth-round selection for a third-rounder and Dan Arnold.

Carolina is playing the long game with Henderson. But their struggles on the offensive line are well documented and potentially acquiring someone like Cam Robinson wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world by any stretch.

Robinson is playing on the franchise tag and may not be brought back by the Jaguars. The former second-round pick out of Alabama has yet to give up a sack this season, conceding three penalties en route to a modest 55.7 grade from Pro Football Focus.

If the Panthers decided to pursue this option, it would leave them with another big-name to potentially pay during the offseason. Should Robinson come in and make a significant impression, then the asking price could complicate matters no matter how much it would help Carolina in the short term.

Things cannot go on as they are. So acquiring additional help for the protection is the best possible chance of salvaging anything from the season.