Panthers depth chart focus: Is there enough at DE in 2022?

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As stated previously, there doesn’t appear to be much in the way of quality depth at the defensive end position next season. Although that could change if someone surges up the ranks or another productive body is acquired before the campaign gets underway.

Of the rest, it appears as if Darryl Johnson is the best of the bunch. The Carolina Panthers struck a deal with the Buffalo Bills to get the young prospect to the franchise last year, but this didn’t come with much in the way of playing time and it remains to be seen just what his long-term aspirations are despite some strong athletic qualities.

There are others further down the pecking order that might fancy their chances of making the team with a strong showing in training camp. Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, Frank Herron, and Austin Larkin come with limited ability but Carolina will get a long look at them all during the preparation period.

Little is expected of Drew Jordan and Aaron Mosby after both arrived in undrafted free agency. So if one or perhaps both do enough to make the practice squad, this represents a solid foundation from which they can build.

From the outside looking in, the Panthers might not have enough. But fortunately for fans and the team, they do have enough salary-cap space to make another move should they wish.

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