3 takeaways from Carolina Panthers training camp
This team has depth
Although some positions may be thinner than others, the Carolina Panthers have a good amount of depth for the most part. Particularly at wide receiver, secondary, and defensive line, the Panthers are well-stocked.
For starters, adding guys like Torrey Smith and Jarius Wright to a relatively inexperienced group certainly helps. With the way rookie D.J. Moore and veteran Curtis Samuel performed on Thursday, that has to be encouraging as well. Moore showed his athleticism and speed throughout the course of the evening. Samuel got into a nice groove, catching four passes for 43 yards. Combine that with the veteran leadership of Devin Funchess and this team has multiple weapons for Cam Newton to throw to.
The secondary is undoubtedly anchored by James Bradberry while reinforcements like Lorenzo Doss can also come in and make an impact. He had five tackles on Thursday night which was tied for the team lead. In addition, Captain Munnerlyn is there to provide help while rookies Donte Jackson and Rashaan Gaulden should add some youth to the secondary. There is plenty of depth here, something the Carolina Panthers were missing at the position in past years.
The defensive line has multiple ways they can attack you. Whether it be the pass rushing abilities of Julius Peppers and Mario Addison or the run-stuffing talents of Dontari Poe, this is probably one of the more versatile defensive lines the Panthers have had in a couple years. They certainly have the talent to be one of the top ones in the National Football League.
The depth was on display at camp, and that may prove to be very fruitful in the long run.