5 Carolina Panthers backups who aren’t getting talked about enough

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Which Carolina Panthers backups aren’t getting talked about nearly enough ahead of the 2021 season?

The heartbeat of any successful NFL team is not just the elite starters. They also need roleplayers who can step in and ensure no momentum is lost when the injury bug inevitably bites.

This separates the good teams from the great. Something the Carolina Panthers need more of if they want to make a bigger splash in 2021 and beyond.

There does appear to be far more in the way of depth than at any stage last season. Even if some problems in certain positional groups still remain.

On the subject of backups, here are five Panthers players who aren’t getting talked about enough heading into a crucial period of training camp and preseason games.

Player No. 1

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Trenton Scott – Carolina Panthers OT

For all the talk about Cam Erving potentially starting at left tackle, the presence of Trenton Scott on the roster is something else that comes with a sense of intrigue.

The offensive lineman arrived at the Panthers with no preseason to call upon and immediately become part of the rotation. Scott even managed to start four games late in the campaign, which obviously came with mixed success.

However, this needs to be put into context. Scott had to pick things up quickly and should benefit from a more structured preparation period this summer, so he could also be a lively outsider to start on the blindside.

Either way, this is going to be a problem. But Scott might be a better option than Erving judging by what we’ve seen from both during their respective careers.