Panthers depth chart: Production expected from OLB position

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Panthers depth chart: The projected backups

Much will depend on whether the Carolina Panthers use Yetur Gross-Matos as a starting outside linebacker or a rotational defensive end in the early stages. If the organization decides to go with the latter it could be an opportunity for others to stake a claim for a prominent role on defense during training camp.

Marquis Haynes will be aiming for more time on the field in 2020 after seeing some action with limited success last season. One player with more lofty ambitions is Jermaine Carter, who played in all 16 games and recorded 22 combined tackles and 0.5 sacks.

While Carter did not provide much of a pass-rushing element to his game. His run support was very encouraging and could see the player take another leap forward with some additional experience.

Jordan Kunaszyk and Chris Orr will also be aiming to be on the Panthers depth chart by the time competitive action gets underway. Carolina also managed to secure the services of intriguing undrafted free agent Jordan Mack out of Virginia, who has the versatility head coach Matt Rhule has sought during his first few months with the franchise.

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Although Mack is more accustomed to the middle linebacker position. He has all the tools needed to play on the edge and recorded 7.5 sacks during his final college campaign.

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The Panthers depth chart has plenty to go with at outside linebacker in 2020. How they utilize these pieces are going to be crucial and this is something that Carolina’s fanbase will get a better picture of during training camp.