4 Carolina Panthers who need to step it up at training camp

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Which members of the Carolina Panthers will need to step up their game at training camp to earn a prominent role with the team in 2020?

We are fast approaching crunch time for the Carolina Panthers at training camp. They are now in their fourth week of team activities after an offseason period that will live long in the memory for the wrong reasons. And this will be a welcome relief for players and coaching staff alike in the current climate.

The high tempo that the Carolina Panthers are working to at camp has been a stark contrast than in years gone by. Things have stepped up a notch over the last few days with the introduction of padded practices, with the physicality of each session coming across in no uncertain terms.

This is a young group that will be learning as they go in 2020. New head coach Matt Rhule is keen to give every member of the roster a fair opportunity to prove their worth with no preseason games on the schedule. But they are all being tested both physically and by what they learned during virtual OTAs.

Some individuals, both established and unproven, have really caught the eye so far. Others will be looking to improve on their respective contributions so far in a bid to not only make the 53-man roster. But to see the field in a competitive setting.

Those that fall into this category are running out of time. Rhule and his coaches have undoubtedly already formed their own opinions on most of the roster. And we should get a clearer picture of starting units on both sides of the ball over the next fortnight.

Here are four players that need to step it up during the remainder of training camp to improve their fortunes with the Panthers in 2020.