5 Carolina Panthers players who’ll exceed expectations at training camp

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Which Carolina Panthers players have a solid chance to far exceed expectations during training camp at Wofford College in 2021?

The Carolina Panthers are now a few short weeks away from a welcome return to Wofford College in Spartanburg for training camp in 2021. Some restrictions will still be in place due to COVID-19, but fans will get the chance to see Matt Rhule’s men taking what are hopefully going to be positive steps in pursuit of a successful campaign.

Whether the Panthers can put it all together remains to be seen. They have far more talent across the board than at any stage in 2020, but the same problems at quarterback and on the offensive line could come back to haunt them if things start to go wrong.

Camp is going to be humid and intense, something Rhule was quick to install during practice upon his arrival last year. Preseason games returning will also help, but it’s essential Carolina gets off to a positive start early to build the right sort of momentum.

Without further ado, here are five Panthers players who could exceed expectations at training camp.

Player No. 1

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Dennis Daley – Carolina Panthers OG

One could argue Dennis Daley got a raw deal in 2020. The offensive lineman looked poised to start at guard after an impressive training camp, only for injury to halt these plans and force the former sixth-round pick into the relative wilderness once again.

Daley mustered just one start last season. Not what the player or the Panthers expected.

What comes next for Daley is going to come with huge consequences. There is an opportunity to make his presence felt within protection that has some serious questions to answer. So impressing at camp could see opportunity knock providing there are no further complications on the health front.

This is a big offseason for Daley – his third in a professional environment. One that must go right for the player if he wants to earn meaningful reps in 2021.