At least one team reached out to the Panthers to inquire about trading for safety Tre Boston, multiple sources tell Bill Voth of Black And Blue Review. The Panthers are not shopping Boston, he writes, but they may be willing listen to offers.
The Panthers, concerned about their situation at safety, signed Mike Adams this month after whiffing on top target Barry Church. Moving Boston would hurt their depth, but as Voth notes, this year’s draft is fairly loaded at safety. The top safeties in this year’s class include LSU’s Jamal Adams and Ohio State’s Malik Hooker, both of whom could be on the board when Carolina is up at No. 8.
The Panthers traded Kony Ealy to the Patriots late last week allowing them to move up from a third round pick (No. 72 overall) to the second round (No. 64). A Boston deal probably wouldn’t net them a ton in draft considerations, but it could give the Panthers a bit of extra ammunition in April.
Boston graded out as Pro Football Focus No. 46 safety last season, putting him in a three-way tie with Jairus Byrd (Saints) and George Iloka (Bengals). Boston’s coverage grades were not as strong as Byrd or Iloka, but he made up ground with a better showing in terms of pass rush. Boston’s 78.1 overall score stands as a career high, though he was roughly on the same plane in 2014 and 2015.
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