5 major observations from Day 3 of Panthers 2022 mandatory minicamp

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Matt Rhule pleased with Carolina Panthers’ depth

A patient approach to recruitment with specific targets was a noticeable approach by the Carolina Panthers this offseason. Something that’s given the roster more balance and aside from one or two problem areas, things are looking up not only from the starting options but those further down the depth chart, too.

Matt Rhule and his staff got the opportunity to examine fringe and rotational guys with many veterans sitting out the team’s mandatory minicamp, doing their bit from a coaching capacity rather than participating in drills.

Rhule liked what he saw over the three days and highlighted the improved depth across the board as a reason why the Panthers could end up surprising some people in 2022. However, the prospect of further additions coming to the organization was not dismissed if those in power feel like it will help their cause.

"“Our depth has gotten better. The amount of guys we’ve gotten has gotten better. Even in the draft, we were very specific; we don’t need a ton of guys. This year it was targeted. I’m hopeful that we don’t have to at the 53 go out and bring in three or four guys, that we’re happy with the team that we have. But also knowing that we’ll do whatever it takes to make the team better.”"

Carolina has made it a priority to give the roster a young, athletic feel since Rhule took charge. Things haven’t necessarily gone to plan in terms of results, but if this core can progress at the same time and others lower down the pecking order also chip in, then it might not be all doom and gloom once again next season.