Listed as the Panthers No. 2 cornerback and free safety to start the season, Cockrell would give New Orleans a solid No. 3 option behind Janoris Jenkins. He’d also provide some depth behind Marcus Williams if need be.
Cockrell is still a free agent after spending last season with the Carolina Panthers. He did have some type of deal lined up with the New York Giants which apparently fell apart at the last minute.
Originally a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the 29-year-old who played his collegiate ball at Duke recorded 14 games played and 11 starts last season. He totaled 62 tackles and 8 passes defended.
Along with two interceptions, Cockrell’s Panthers fell extremely short of their reasonably high expectations entering the season. With the extending of their superstar running back Christian McCaffrey, Cockrell will head elsewhere.
The Panthers brought in Keith Kirkwood and Teddy Bridgewater. It’s time the Saints strike back and take a look at Ross Cockrell, a player that would come in and rival Jenkins for the No. 2 option at cornerback.