5 post-camp cut candidates the Panthers should monitor in 2022

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Carolina Panthers should monitor Trysten Hill

  • Defensive Tackle | Dallas Cowboys

Hopes were high for Trysten Hill after the Dallas Cowboys selected the defensive tackle at No. 58 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. But a series of unfortunate injuries hindered his ability to make a lasting contribution and the player now has a big challenge on his hands to make the team heading into the final year of his deal.

Hill has been a solid if not spectacular when healthy. He is a stout presence against the run and has generated pressure consistently on occasions, but with Neville Gallimore expected to make strides in Year 2 and Osa Odighizuwa acquired in the 2022 draft, a situation could arise where the Central Florida product is surplus to requirements.

Whether the Carolina Panthers are looking to bolster their depth on the defensive line interior remains to be seen. Bravvion Roy is serviceable and last season’s rookie duo of Phil Hoskins and Daviyon Nixon could also become bigger factors if consistency improves.

If Hill is let go by the Cowboys, then it represents a low-risk, high-reward pickup. But it would mean Carolina alters its current plan and leaves someone else out of luck.

Hill won’t be giving up hope of making the Cowboys team.  Even if it appears to be a realistic option given the options already at defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s disposal.