Similar to their receiver corps, the Carolina Panthers' secondary has experienced a lot of roster turnover over the offseason. The secondary is the apparent weakness of an otherwise strong Carolina defense.
Fortunately for the team, an influx of new players typically results in a healthy and heated competition, because most have to prove their ability to coaches with whom they haven't previously worked.
The less fortunate side of that competitive environment is the fact that the Panthers will have to cut their roster down to 53 men before the season, and that means that several backs competing for a spot in the secondary will not make the team. In fact, if team precedent is a guide, it's likely that four or five defensive backs will be cut from the 15 currently on the roster.
Read on to find out which defensive backs will make the cut and how each might contribute to the Carolina secondary.