4 practice squad players who could be on the team by Week 4

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Kenny Robinson – Carolina Panthers S

The Carolina Panthers spent every pick of their 2020 NFL Draft on defense, which was a league first. This included Kenny Robinson, who came to the next level after deciding to take his chances in the XFL rather than continue his college career.

This saw Robinson gain some valuable experience in a professional environment, which caught the eye of draft scouts on his way to becoming a fifth-round pick. The safety did find life difficult during his first training camp in Carolina. But he made it onto the practice squad after being released to make way for more reinforcements prior to Week 1.

There is a good chance that Robinson gets a call-up during the season. The Panthers’ lack of production on the backend was there for all to see against the Raiders and should this trend continue, it might result in the coaching staff going younger as they look to develop individuals who could be part of their long-term plans.

Robinson falls into this category and there is a lot to like about the skills he brings to the table. Putting it all together against more dominant passing attacks in the NFL will be a challenge. But he possesses more experience than most college recruits plying their trade at the pro level for the first time.