4 players who could transform the Carolina Panthers in 2022

(Gary Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) Ikem Ekwonu
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Which Carolina Panthers players could potentially transform the franchise during a pivotal 2022 campaign for the organization?

There is just no telling how things will go for the Carolina Panthers next season. Most analysts from across the national media aren’t giving the team much hope of making legitimate progress, with some even placing them dead last in their preseason power rankings to further highlight just how perilous things are currently.

This has a lot to do with the status of Matt Rhule and the questions surrounding the quarterback position. Outside of these two major doubts, the Panthers have plenty of areas where they could be far better than expected if everything goes well.

Some will be counted upon heavily throughout the campaign. But things are hanging by a thread and any further failure could see landmark changes across the organization this time next year.

Without further ado, here are four players that have the potential to transform the Panthers in 2022.

Player No. 1

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(Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports) Austin Corbett /

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Austin Corbett – Carolina Panthers OL

The lack of consistency across the offensive line was a grave concern that the Carolina Panthers could not avoid any longer. This was especially evident at the right guard spot, with John Miller and others failing to meet even modest expectations and displaying no accountability along the way.

Austin Corbett has the scope to change all this in an instant. The veteran arrival from the Los Anges Rams in free agency is a difference-maker that played a substantial role in Sean McVay’s men winning the Super Bowl in 2021, which is experience and a winning mentality that Carolina sorely lacked.

If Corbett adjusts quickly and builds on some positive momentum, this signing could be a tremendous bit of business by the Panthers.