5 major observations from Day 3 of Panthers 2022 mandatory minicamp

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What were some major observations from the final day of the Carolina Panthers’ mandatory minicamp ahead of the 2022 campaign?

After three days of practice during their mandatory minicamp, the Carolina Panthers will now enjoy a brief period of rest before things get hot and heavy down in Spartanburg for training camp. This will be the most crucial stage of any preparation period for head coach Matt Rhule since taking the job, with the organization expecting big things from the former Baylor man and his players during a pivotal third campaign.

Whether this comes off or not is still up in the air. The Panthers have recruited well this offseason, but there remains room for improvement and it’ll be interesting to see what conclusions those in power made from the week despite no veterans taking part.

Carolina has room financially for additional moves should they wish. There remains speculation surrounding a trade for quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Panthers are also looking to bolster their pass-rush if the recent visit of Carlos Dunlap was any indication.

With that being said, here are five major observations from the last day of practice at Carolina’s 2022 mandatory minicamp.

Major Observation No. 1

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Carolina Panthers CB Chris Westry impressed

It’s a name few would have heard during the offseason so far, but cornerback Chris Westry was impressive on Thursday to give himself a fighting chance of making the 53-man roster in training camp.

According to Joe Person of The Athletic, Westry was one that really caught the eye during drills, which was a huge step in the right direction for a player that was signed on the cheap in free agency.

Much more will be needed to make noise within a stacked cornerback room. However, Westry’s length and athleticism make him a unique asset providing further splashes are made in Spartanburg.