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

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Carolina Panthers could sign Cheyenne O’Grady

Ian Thomas and Tommy Tremble are under a considerable amount of pressure to improve their respective contributions after the Carolina Panthers kept faith with the tight-end duo this offseason. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo will be depending on them heavily, so hopes are high regarding this tandem becoming influential in the passing game at long last.

There does not appear to be much in the way of depth behind them. Colin Thompson just isn’t up to NFL starting standard and Stephen Sullivan could find himself on the practice squad again if everything goes well in training camp.

If the Panthers feel like it will benefit the team and increase competition in camp, then calling Cheyenne O’Grady might be a low-risk, high-reward acquisition.

The tight end proved to be a useful asset in the passing game throughout the recent USFL season. Although there are question marks surrounding his blocking ability, getting a better look at what O’Grady can do against NFL-caliber opposition is the only way anybody will know for sure.

Carolina will likely stick with what they have, one suspects. But that does not detract from what an impressive player O’Grady is after notching 32 receptions for 371 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

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