5 crucial observations from Carolina Panthers 2022 camp reporting day

(Alex Hicks Jr./Spartanburg Herald-Journal via IMAGN Content Services) Matt Corral
(Alex Hicks Jr./Spartanburg Herald-Journal via IMAGN Content Services) Matt Corral /
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What were some crucial observations to take from reporting day as Carolina Panthers players and staff made their way to Wofford College for training camp?

The sense of excitement was palpable as the Carolina Panthers reported for duty ahead of their first training camp practice on Wednesday. Players and coaches checked into their dorms at Wofford College, which is their home for the next few weeks before a crucial Week 1 opener against the Cleveland Browns at Bank of America Stadium.

Everyone seemed to be in good spirits and in a relaxed mood upon meeting up. Many offensive players got together for a pre-camp throwing session featuring newly-acquired quarterback Baker Mayfield, which can hopefully be the springboard to great things in Spartanburg before the stakes get higher.

Things are going to be intense in humid conditions. There will be surprises, disappointments, and everything in between, but we’ll find out a little more about what fans can expect from the Panthers in 2022.

Without further ado, we picked out five crucial observations from reporting day.

Crucial Observation No. 1

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(Alex Hicks Jr./Spartanburg Herald-Journal via IMAGN Content Services) D.J. Moore /

Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore’s excitement

The inevitable questions arrived D.J. Moore’s way regarding the upcoming quarterback competition in training camp. Something that will have an impact on whether the former first-round pick can enter the Pro Bowl discussion in 2022.

Moore produces the goods no matter the standard of distribution. But the Maryland product towed the party line and indicated his excitement at seeing things unfold.

"“It boosts everybody’s competitiveness.”"

The Carolina Panthers rightfully paid Moore ahead of time this offseason. This comes with additional expectations, so getting their decision right under center will likely have big-time implications on the primary pass-catchers in 2022.