Carolina Panthers wide receiver power rankings: TreVontae Hights
TreVontae Hights comes into the Carolina Panthers with plenty to prove after going undrafted in 2020. The wideout didn’t see much time on the field for TCU during his four years in the college system. But head coach Matt Rhule must have liked what he saw on tape to give the player a chance to shine in camp.
It’s hard to gauge just what sort of things Hights can bring to the Panthers. He is an extremely raw prospect and it might be better for him to spend some time on the practice squad to fully get up to speed with what it takes to be an NFL receiver.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver power rankings: DeAndrew White
DeAndrew White has relatively no experience in the NFL in terms of time on the field despite his relatively advancing age. He did manage to haul in four of nine targets for 51 yards in 2019. But this was mostly in garbage time when nothing was on the line.
Given the number of weapons that the Panthers have at arguably their strongest position depth-wise. It would be a big surprise if White managed to stake a claim for substantial targets nest season.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver power rankings: Damion Jeanpiere Jr.
There was a lot to like about Damion Jeanpiere Jr. coming out of college. He ended his final season at Nicholls with 44 catches, 850 receiving yards, and three touchdowns. This also included a lofty yards-per-catch average of 19.3 to further highlight what a significant deep threat he can be.
This has not made a smooth transition to the NFL as yet. And Jeanpiere Jr. will need to show out during cam in order to avoid the practice squad once again.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver power rankings: Ishmael Hyman
Ishmael Hyman was part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster in 2019. But he found chances obviously limited with the presence of stud tandem Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
Whether he can stake a claim for an increased role with the Carolina Panthers could ultimately come down to how he performs in the preseason. And there is a chance some fringe players may not see as many targets as normal if the NFL reduces the schedule to two games.