We are going to 47 days away from the Carolina Panthers 2019 season opener, to ensure that means today's countdown piece is definitely devoted to No . 47 on the roster — corner Ross Cockrell.
Ross Cockrell Biography
Bodyweight: 190 lbs
Age group: 27 years
NFL encounter: 6 years
Cockrell was a mid-rate free-agent signing last period. He didn't make as huge of a splash in the headlines because Dontari Poe, but he had been still expected to help bridge the particular gap in the secondary presented simply by Donte Jackson's youth. Now, along with Jackson's rookie year has been a comparatively successful entry into the record publications, Cockrell is on the outside looking within on a starting job but he or she still figures to provide excellent level.
The fact that he is even playing soccer right now is a testament to the crazy conditioning and mental fortitude associated with professional athletes. Cockrell missed the particular entirety of the 2018 season having a leg fracture that could be heard through across the practice field. Suffered throughout training camp, his absence eventually thrust Jackson into the starting fall into line with the necessary time to prepare the first year for that role.
Hopefully, Cockrell's tale can return to being a typical Panthers free agency story now that he's returned from injury. He was obviously a local product that was drafted with the pre-Brandon Beane Buffalo Bills plus bounced around the league for a few years just before returning home on a reasonable veteran deal.
His presence on the field come game day can only be considered a positive thing for a defense in whose secondary seemed to take turns using the front seven in 2018 from providing highlight-reel moments towards the Panthers opponents.