5 USFL standouts the Carolina Panthers should bring in for 2022 camp

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Carolina Panthers could sign Davin Bellamy

Finding help at the defensive end position is something the Carolina Panthers have explored recently by bringing in Carlos Dunlap for a visit. The experienced edge defender did not secure a deal on the spot, but there’s nothing to suggest something cannot be worked out even if there was nothing imminent according to head coach Matt Rhule.

If the Panthers want to look at other options with upside, then Davin Bellamy is someone worth a closer look on film. The edge defender only attained 5.5 sacks during the USFL season, but he generated notable pressure consistently despite plenty of attention coming his way throughout.

Bellamy is a supreme physical specimen at 6-foot-5 with enough explosiveness to potentially make a roster. He was a solid contributor over a four-year period for the Georgia Bulldogs and although this hasn’t come with meaningful NFL reps, his experience on practice squads in the past could serve him well.

Unless Yetur Gross-Matos or Marquis Haynes take a substantial leap forward with more reps next season, it’s going to make life extremely difficult after Carolina opted to let Haason Reddick walk in free agency.

There’s no guarantee that Bellamy could become a dominant force based on his career trajectory so far, but taking a closer look at the player in camp wouldn’t hurt in the slightest.