How does coaching at the Senior Bowl benefit the Panthers?

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How will coaching st the 2021 Senior Bowl benefit the Carolina Panthers?

We are now fast approaching a critical period of the offseason for teams looking to bolster their rosters with the right sort of college recruits. The Carolina Panthers managed to strike big on the majority of their 2020 NFL Draft selections and they are set to get a major boost in the planning period this time around.

It was announced on Monday morning that the Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins will be coaching at the 2021 Senior Bowl, which takes on extra importance this year due to the uncertainty surrounding the NFL Scouting Combine due to COVID-19. Head coach Matt Rhule will already know plenty about the prospects entering the league from his time at Baylor. But this is a fantastic opportunity the organization cannot let pass them by.

Rhule himself stated that it was a meeting with Derrick Brown at the 2020 Senior Bowl that convinced him that he was the man for Carolina at No. 7 overall. This decision was worth its weight his gold, with the defensive tackle making an eye-catching transition to the next level during his rookie campaign.

Working with some of the top players coming out of the college ranks this year is a big benefit to have. It is always a fantastic and insightful occasion for anybody that’s involved, and although the prospect in the current climate put off many teams, Rhule made no secret of his desire to be involved.

Given the head coach’s statement regarding how important this offseason is for the Panthers, this represents a real shot in the arm.