4 UDFAs who made a big impression at Carolina Panthers camp

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Myles Hartsfield
(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Myles Hartsfield /
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Myles Hartsfield – DB/RB

One player who can look back on his time at training camp with an enormous sense of pride is Myles Hartsfield. The versatile former Ole Miss star has proven he belongs at the next level and the Carolina Panthers might end up allocating him a place on the 53-man roster.

Hartsfield can play anywhere in the secondary. He has made some big plays during team drills in this area and has proven more than capable of covering some prolific receivers consistently.

Carolina’s coaching staff love players who can operate in multiple positions. They have been working Hartsfield at running back with great effect during team drills and this is another strong string to his bow when the Panthers examine who is worthy enough to make the team.

This represents a considerable achievement in itself for Hartsfield. Nobody gave him much of a shot of securing a roster spot after he went undrafted. He has worked incredibly hard to push his way up the depth chart as others have wilted under the pressure around him. And even if he doesn’t make the team, it should result in another role elsewhere.

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The Panthers might regret letting him go if they choose to go in this particular direction. They also have the option of putting him on the practice squad as a protected player. But they might just decide to gamble on his ability to bring his training camp form into a competitive environment.