Ranking the 5 most intimidating Carolina Panthers players in 2021

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(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Christian McCaffrey /

Who are the most intimidating Carolina Panthers players heading into the 2021 season?

Being intimidating comes in many forms in the NFL. It can be achieved not only by size and physicality, but it also comes in the form of elite production that teams take extremely seriously when devising their game plans.

The Carolina Panthers have some intimidating players on both sides of the ball. Something that is going to serve them well in pursuit of notable progression that starts in Week 1 against the New York Jets at a packed Bank of America Stadium.

What comes next for the Panthers is still unclear. An impressive free agency and draft process has boosted the roster, but there remain some problem areas that could cause some significant complications if things don’t pan out as expected.

Without further ado, we took a look at the Panthers roster and ranked the five most intimidating players heading into the 2021 campaign.

Player No. 5

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(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Christian McCaffrey /

player. 87. . . . CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY. 5

Christian McCaffrey – Carolina Panthers RB

Although Christian McCaffrey isn’t the biggest player that’s ever walked onto the gridiron, his mere presence on the field strikes fear into the hearts of those he’s coming up against.

The running back is the best dual-threat player at the position. Even though he turned out just three times in 2020 due to various injury problems that hampered the Panthers considerably.

McCaffrey looks more impressive than ever this offseason. He’s added plenty of muscle and hopefully, this improved physique can see the former first-round pick return to the iron man image the player portrayed over his first three years in the league.

One only has to look at how opposing defenses focus on McCaffrey from a gameplan perspective to see how much he’s feared in league circles. And that is a great weapon to utilize.