4 key observations from Panthers 2022 training camp practice Day 10

(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Christian McCaffrey
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What were some key observations from practice Day 10 for the Carolina Panthers in training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg?

We are now embarking on the final few days of practice before the Carolina Panthers formally conclude their annual training camp. A clash against former head coach Ron Rivera and the Washington Commanders immediately becomes the primary focus later in the week, which is a big chance for certain depth chart figures to stake their claims in a typical gameday environment.

Just how much the more established Panthers players will see the field is debatable. The likes of running back Christian McCaffrey are unlikely to be risked, so making the most of sessions at Wofford College remains of critical importance to many.

After a rest day, the Panthers got back down to business on Monday. This brought plenty of intrigues and some eye-catching storylines were thrown in for good measure.

With this in mind, here are some key observations from practice Day 10 in Spartanburg.

Key Observation No. 1

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Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey is in midseason form

The Carolina Panthers might be proceeding with extreme caution where Christian McCaffrey is concerned, but the All-Pro running back is right where he needs to be if his exceptional showing on Monday is any indication.

McCaffrey’s blistering explosiveness and outstanding route-running caught the eye considerably on Day 10, which was another step in the right direction for the former first-round selection in pursuit of proving his doubters wrong.

Carolina is unlikely to utilize McCaffrey in the preseason given his recent injury problems. But this performance indicates it shouldn’t matter all that much when push comes to shove.