5 Panthers players generating big-time buzz ahead of training camp

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Christian McCaffrey – Carolina Panthers RB

He’s back.

Christian McCaffrey is fully healthy once again after appearing in just three games last season. Something that played a key role in the Carolina Panthers finishing with a 5-11 record for the second straight campaign.

Considering the Panthers lost an incredible eight games by one score, McCaffrey’s presence on the field would have undoubtedly made all the difference.

There’s nothing the player or Carolina can do about that now. What’s important is focusing on the future and there is a huge buzz surrounding McCaffrey getting a full season in Joe Brady’s dynamic scheme.

Some people across the league seem to have forgotten just how special McCaffrey is. He is the best dual-threat running back in the NFL and has a rare skill set to impact proceedings whenever touches or targets come his way.

The Panthers will count on the former first-round pick heavily. McCaffrey is the obvious focal point and someone opposing defenses key in on. But taking some touches away in pursuit of preserving his health is something the coaching staff is no doubt considering moving forward.

Seeing McCaffrey on the field at training camp is something everyone associated with the Panthers cannot wait for. And here’s hoping the All-Pro can get through a 17-game schedule unscathed.