4 offseason moves already paying off for the Carolina Panthers in 2022

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Carolina Panthers snapped up Marquan McCall

The Carolina Panthers have done a nice job of unearthing gems within less heralded draft prospects and turning them into contributors of late. This was something that general manager Scott Fitterer was renowned for during his time with the Seattle Seahawks and thankfully, it’s a trend that’s continued following a well-deserved promotion in 2021.

Another fine example of this is Marquan McCall. The mammoth defensive tackle went undrafted despite catching the eye in college, but the Panthers acted fast to sign him off the undrafted free agent scrapheap and have been benefitting ever since.

McCall was one of the big surprises of training camp, forcing his way up the depth chart and eventually onto the 53-man roster. Not only this, but the lineman’s production in a competitive setting matched this and even has him as the team’s primary backup behind Derrick Brown and Matt Ioannidis with Bravvion Roy on injured/reserve.

The Kentucky product is rapidly becoming a fan favorite thanks to his fearless approach and ability to wreak havoc almost at will. There’s a long way to go for McCall, but one cannot look at his time in Carolina so far with anything other than positivity.

McCall seized his chance and then some. Should the player continue developing and making plays when called upon, then a potential starting berth long-term is well within his capabilities.

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