4 surprising additions to the Carolina Panthers 2020 roster

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Which players could be classed as surprising picks for a place on the Carolina Panthers’ 53-man roster heading into the season?

The Carolina Panthers have made their changes on their 53-man roster heading into the 2020 season. This is a campaign that could go either way for the organization after wholesale changes to coaching staff and player personnel over the spring and summer months.

New head coach Matt Rhule has had a difficult first few months at the helm thanks to COVID-19 health concerns resulting in an offseason period of severe disruption. The Carolina Panthers took the decision to part ways with plenty of locker room leaders in a bid to turnaround their fortunes. But a rebuild such as this is going to take some time to generate results.

Some members of the roister were virtual locks to make the team in 2020. Others have fought their way up the depth chart to get unlikely positions of prominence and this is down in no small part to their performances during team drills at training camp.

There was not much else for the coaching staff to go off, so it remains to be seen whether their strong production in a relaxed setting is going to transition to a competitive environment.

It will do the team’s chances of making a strong impression under Rhule more likely if this can be achieved. But there are plenty of so-called experts who have already written off their chances.

Let’s take a look at four surprising inclusions on the Panthers’ 53-man roster.