4 reasons the Panthers will be better in 2020 than last season

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Carolina Panthers Reason No. 4: Athleticism on defense

The Carolina Panthers managed to rid themselves of plenty of veteran players who were past their peak this offseason. Although they are now relatively devoid of any real leadership. What it has left them with is an athletic and hungry young group that is going to be exciting to watch.

This was further reflected by Carolina’s historic 2020 NFL Draft. They allocated every pick to improving their defense. And although this was not the plan going in. Few would argue that this was not welcome given their depth concerns earlier this year.

The group is full of speedy players who can make a difference. Much will depend on how these new starters and rookies adjust to their responsibilities in the early going. But if they find their feet quickly, then it should come with a level of production that will surprise plenty next season.

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Losing perennial All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly was a hammer blow. And it is worth remembering that this young defense will be learning as they go against some tough opposition.

Any success they can generate in 2020 will stand them in good stead as the Panthers look to build a possible contender next year. The likes of Jeremy Chinn, Donte Jackson, Brian Burns, and Derrick Brown are going to be must-watch. And Carolina drafted two wildcards with high ceilings in Yetur Gross-Matos and Troy Pride Jr. to call upon.

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