They had one starting-caliber corner in Donte Jackson, and if Bouye's arrival was the last of the key additions to the secondary, they'd have still been better than they were a year ago. (Bouye) was a second-team All-Pro pick in 2017, so it hasn't been that long since he was considered one of the best cover men in the league....
While (Bouye) had success playing outside, he's smart enough to play in the slot, where they could maximize the skills of Jackson and Horn. That's not an inconsequential move. While the slot corner is often considered the "third guy," it's not nearly the third-most-complicated role to play.,,,
Bouye has also taken on the role of teacher, and the Panthers have been extremely pleased with how quickly he's taken to that part of the job...
"I want to be the guy who is watching in five years, and sees an All-Pro cornerback out there, collecting all those honors. He can do that. If I can do anything to help him get there, that's my job now."
I agree that our focus was on fit and flexibility. I agree with that pff is hit and miss, but the other stats weren't great either.
I do agree that they appear to be trying to scheme around the talent.