The Carolina Panthers are not done at cornerback. Even after signing veteran A.J. Bouye to a steal of a two-year, $7 million deal, the team has continued showing interest in some of this year’s cornerback prospects.
According to Justin Melo at The Draft Network, Carolina is one of several teams that have met Florida State cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. twice in a virtual setting.
Time is a precious commodity at this stage before the draft, so we can assume this is genuine interest in Samuel, who was also recently picked by the Panthers in round two of an ESPN mock draft.
While Bouye fills a major hole outside, Samuel (5-foot-10, 183 pounds) could do the same for Carolina in the slot. He’s not the only nickel the team has their eye on, though. The Panthers have also met virtually with Oregon’s Deommodore Lenoir and freak kick returner Avery Williams of Boise State.