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

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Frankie Luvu – Carolina Panthers OLB

There was some intrigue when the Carolina Panthers snapped up Frankie Luvu in free agency. The tireless outside linebacker showed flashes of quality during his time with the New York Jets, although consistency did become a problem at MetLife Stadium before both parties went their separate ways.

Luvu is keen to prove he can make a lasting contribution next season. It may have taken the player time to settle during the early voluntary offseason program, but his production increased considerably once things got a little more serious at training camp.

Although Luvu was working primarily with the second unit for the most part. However, when he was introduced into the starting rotation due to injuries, some notable plays followed that was hard not to be impressed by.

Carolina’s depth at the second level isn’t exactly stellar.

His encouraging progress – especially over the last fortnight – has been a welcome boost and something that could be of use to the Panthers when the injury bug inevitably strikes in 2021.

Luvu is a lock to make the roster. His energy, enthusiasm, and controlled aggression are all traits Matt Rhule and his coaching staff are trying to install across the organization, which has clearly rubbed off on the Washington State product if his efforts at camp are any indication.