Charles Godfrey Moved to CB 'Permanently'

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

This was widely reported over the weekend but due to draft coverage we failed to give it proper discussion on CSR.

Hat tip to jimmy28031 for being the first member to post on this via fanpost!

I find it interesting that only came out during a discussion of why the Panthers spent a 4th round pick on a Safety.

Panther's Charles Godfrey moving to CB - Carolina Panthers Blog - ESPN
In talking about the decision to draft North Carolina safety Tre Boston in the fourth round, general manager Dave Gettleman revealed that Godfrey has been moved from free safety to cornerback. Permanently. That explains better why the Panthers were willing to let starting cornerback Captain Munnerlyn sign with the Minnesota Vikings in free agency and why they didn't use one of their top three draft picks on a corner.

I like the move. Godfrey is an experienced player who is athletic enough to make the transition back to CB where he played in college. Heck we questioned the move to safety back then. I see him more as a coverage CB versus a press corner but I'm sure others have a better idea of his scheme fit. It better justifies his salary even after taking a pay cut.

Will he start come week 1? Well that depends on a few things, most importantly his health. But if healthy and if he has a strong preseason I can see Godfrey earning a starting spot.

So what do you think of this move Panther fans?

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