5 Panthers players we should see more of after the bye

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Bravvion Roy – Carolina Panthers DT

Bravvion Roy has been one of the more pleasant surprises on the Carolina Panthers this season. Little was expected of the defensive tackle when he followed head coach Matt Rhule from Baylor to the pros and he has a real shot at being a key piece of the rotation once the player brushes up certain areas of his game.

From what we’ve seen from Roy so far, it’s his conditioning that needs the most work.

Most of his best plays come during the opening exchanges when his body is fresh. So if he can improve his fitness levels with another offseason program under his belt in 2021, it should result in the sixth-round pick becoming a little more consistent.

The Panthers have gotten some nice production from Zach Kerr and Derrick Brown this season, with the former coming into the starting lineup when Kawann Short headed to IR for the second consecutive year.

Roy has done a nice job of filling in when one of them needs a rest on the sidelines and has one sack, 17 tackles, five quarterback hits, and seven pressures from just 33 percent of defensive snaps.

Giving him more reps in the closing stages of the campaign would help tremendously. Roy’s previous relationship with Rhule is clearly enabled him to hit the ground running at the next level and he is another good young piece that looks to have a bright future.