5 Carolina Panthers newcomers who could surprise in 2021

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Dan Arnold – Carolina Panthers TE

There is a growing sense of optimism surrounding Dan Arnold and his chances of filling the void left by Greg Olsen in 2021. The tight end showed signs of real promise for the Arizona Cardinals last season and if he can raise his game accordingly within Joe Brady’s dynamic scheme, then expect some improved numbers to follow.

Arnold made a solid impression at voluntary OTAs and mandatory minicamp, which is a good start. However, this momentum must continue when the pads go on at training camp if the player wants to become a prominent part of the passing game.

His physical attributes could be of significant use to the Carolina Panthers.

Arnold has the length to trouble opposing defenders both across the middle and in the red zone. The player also became a highly dependable target for Kyler Murray in crucial situations last time around.

Brady knows what Arnold can do from the time working together on the New Orleans Saints. There should also be plenty of space for the player to work thanks to the presence of D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, and Christian McCaffrey.

Carolina drafted Tommy Tremble in the third round to focus on the blocking side of things. Another big boost for Arnold as he looks to attain some lofty numbers next season.