5 Panthers players who surged up the depth chart at 2021 training camp

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Which Carolina Panthers players surged up the depth chart during the team’s 2021 training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg?

Another training camp at Wofford College is in the books for the Carolina Panthers. They’ve come on leaps and bounds from the opening week, which should stand them in good stead as the team looks to become a roster that turns competitiveness against strong opposition into more victories in 2021.

There are still some things that need refinement. Matt Rhule and his coaching staff have some evaluating to do before the final roster cuts are made, with plenty of places seemingly up for grabs over the next few days before a conclusion is announced.

Rhule and those in power will know more about their players and what they could potentially bring. Carolina seems to have plenty of talent across the board, although there’s no telling for sure how things will go until we see them on the gridiron in a competitive setting.

Without further ado, here are five Panthers players who’ve surged up the depth chart during training camp in 2021.

Player No. 1

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Daviyon Nixon – Carolina Panthers DT

Things couldn’t have gone much better for Daviyon Nixon at training camp. The defensive tackle has showcased his supreme talent over the last few weeks, leaving no doubt as to his importance both next season and possibly beyond.

It was hard to gauge what Nixon could offer after an alarming slide in the 2021 NFL Draft. Thankfully for the player and the Panthers, his transition to the pros has been seamless and almost guarantees he’ll be a prominent member of the defensive tackle rotation during his rookie campaign.

The sky is the limit for Nixon, who has exceptional athleticism and seems to always be in the right place to make a big play.