Carolina Panthers training camp awards: 2021 edition

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Kenny Robinson – Carolina Panthers S

This was a make-or-break training camp for Kenny Robinson. The 2020 fifth-round pick didn’t adjust well to life in the pros and was initially released by the Carolina Panthers before being brought back onto the practice squad, leaving his long-term aspirations hanging in the balance.

Robinson saw some limited action late in the campaign. Something he’s been intent on building off judging by his efforts throughout the offseason.

The growth in Robinson has been notable. He looks far more confident in Phil Snow’s scheme and with improved options around him, which has come with some notable turnovers and impressive performances in the two preseason games during camp.

Considering there isn’t much in the way of depth behind projected safety duo Jeremy Chinn and Juston Burris, a real opportunity could await Robinson providing the knee injury that forced him off against the Baltimore Ravens isn’t anything serious.

The Panthers cannot be anything but impressed by the way Robinson’s improved in recent weeks. Responding to adversity in this way is a testament to the player’s character and resolve, which is a solid foundation from which to build en route to more involvement in 2021.

Robinson deserves nothing but praise for the way he’s applied himself. This makes him the Biggest Improver from this year’s training camp.