How does coaching at the Senior Bowl benefit the Panthers?

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The Senior Bowl coaching benefits

There’s only so much any coach or scout can find out about a prospect from watching gameday film. Delving deeper into a certain individual’s passions and characteristics can only come from interviews or working with them on a daily basis, which is exactly why the Carolina Panthers have a head start on other teams in the league by coaching in the 2021 Senior Bowl.

As stated previously, Matt Rhule is no stranger to most college players taking their chances at the next level this year. He is just one year removed from leading a prestigious program such as Baylor back to prominence and this prior experience served the Panthers extremely well with their historic all-defense draft last time out.

Getting up close and personal with potential recruits, seeing what makes them tick, and witnessing first hand how they apply themselves during practice is going to be invaluable.

Carolina’s coaching staff will already have some sort of plan in place regarding what areas of the field need to take priority during both free agency and the draft, although the prospect of a new general manager being in place by the time both roll around might throw a spanner in the works plan-wise.

That being said, the Panthers will take a tremendous amount from this coaching experience and it is something that might make all the difference when it’s time for them to pick their class of 2021.