4 key observations from Panthers 2022 training camp practice Day 7

(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Matt Rhule
(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Matt Rhule /
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What were some key observations to take from practice Day 7 for the Carolina Panthers in training camp ahead of the 2022 season?

Another day, another practice for the Carolina Panthers as preparations gather pace for the 2022 season.

It’s been tremendous to see a vibrant camp with seriousness, structure, and purpose. Something that was arguably missing since the Panthers took the decision to fire Ron Rivera and appoint Matt Rhule as head coach before the 2020 campaign.

Pads are popping and established players are starting to impose themselves. Some further down the pecking order are also catching the eye as Carolina looks to build some significant momentum ahead of their preseason games and when the real action arrives.

Without further ado, here are some key observations from practice Day 7 in Panthers training camp.

Key Observation No. 1

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(Alex Hicks Jr./Spartanburg Herald-Journal via IMAGN Content Services) Brady Christensen /

Carolina Panthers OL Brady Christensen coming along nicely

All the talk surrounded Ikem Ekwonu and how the Carolina Panthers are taking their time with the No. 6 overall selection, but one cannot be anything other than impressed by the way Brady Christensen‘s applied himself in training camp so far.

The second-year-pro is staking a strong claim to start at the left tackle spot where he starred in college at BYU. Christensen looks more polished this summer and is holding his own against Brian Burns during drills, one of the league’s most explosive edge rushers.

Regardless of whether it’s on the edge or on the interior, Christensen will likely start for the Panthers next season and will play a big role in any success that comes their way.