Carolina Panthers rookie grades ahead of preseason Week 2

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How is the Carolina Panthers 2022 draft class shaping up after training camp and before their Week 2 preseason game at the New England Patriots?

Preseason is officially underway for the Carolina Panthers after beating the Washington Commanders 23-21 on Saturday afternoon. After several disappointing campaigns, there seems to finally be a tiny bit of excitement in the air as fans start to feel some hope from the quarterback competition and a rebuilt offensive line.

Of course, a new rookie class is always a reason to be excited.

This was a big draft for the Panthers as they looked to fill major holes and bring in young athletes with high potential. Expectations are high for the 2022 draft class and they finally got a chance to show what they’re capable of against Washington.

It’s been a bit of good and bad where the Panthers’ rookies are concerned this offseason. Some are coming on quicker than anticipated, while others are taking a little extra time to find their feet.

That’s nothing to be concerned about at this stage. And based on how well the Panthers have drafted since Matt Rhule and Scott Fitterer joined the team, hopes remain relatively promising for their latest batch of college recruits.

Without further ado, we took a look at each player drafted by the Panthers in 2022 and graded their offseason so far leading into Friday evening’s game at Foxboro.