Panthers CB Donte Jackson’s statement play just a peek at test Atlanta presents

Carolina Panthers rookie cornerback Donte Jackson is super fast, hyper-competitive, confident and smart, all qualities an NFL corner needs.

But for the Panthers, those traits are simply the entry fee.

Defensive coordinator Eric Washington doesn’t just expect his corners to cover, he expects them to assist against the run, especially against shifty backs who use the flat and find cutback lanes well. He expects Panthers cornerbacks to swarm to the ball and tackle with discipline.

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