4 Panthers veterans who could lose job status to a rookie in 2022

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Bravvion Roy – Carolina Panthers DT

This might not seem like a realistic one considering the Carolina Panthers didn’t address this need during the draft. But upon further examination, Bravvion Roy might be nervously looking over his shoulder when it’s all said and done.

The former sixth-round pick out of Baylor has been a solid if not spectacular performer over his first two years in the league. His lack of size does present a problem on occasions, so the prospect of a reduced role with Daviyon Nixon and Phil Hoskins waiting in the wings cannot be ruled out entirely.

There is also the intriguing undrafted free agent signing of Marquan McCall to factor into the equation. The mammoth Kentucky product is a brute force to move off the block, which could come in handy for a team that struggled to stop the run consistently over the second half of the 2021 campaign.

Roy will no doubt be fully aware of his current situation. Something that could bring about either improved production or see the defensive tackle drop off entirely.

It’s also worth remembering that Roy is a former college player of Matt Rhule. This close connection normally provides some additional leeway, but general manager Scott Fitterer’s influence is clearly growing regarding personnel moves if the last few months are any indication.