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5 Things to Keep an Eye on During Panthers Training Camp


(1) The Super Bowl loss bounce back - A lot will be told about the mentality of this Carolina Panthers team during this year's training camp after their disappointing loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The Panthers must come out an show the same level of intensity they had during the 2015 season. Keep an Eye in this, as it's likely an indicator as to whether the Panthers have put the Super Bowl loss behind them.

(2) Wide Receiver Competition  - The WE corps will be one of the most highly watched groups during Panthers Training camp this year. Kelvin Benjamin, Devin Funchess and Ted Ginn are locks for the 53 man roster. However keep an eye on undrafted rookie Keyaris Garrett and Dameire Byrd asthey very well could push for roster spots. Garrett and Byrd will be in a close competition with Philly Brown and Brenton Bersin for the final 53 man roster.

(3) Running Backs - Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert are locks to be on the 53 man roster, but something to keep an eye on is second year back Cameron Artis-Payne and the impact he makes. If Artis-Payne continues to show promise as he did toward the end of last year, he could take some carries away from Stewart.

(4) Cornerbacks - The Panthers will begin training camp this season with three rookie corner backs after losing All-Pro corner Josh Norman to the Washington Redskins. Are any of the three rookies up to the task of covering the likes of Benjamin, Funchess and Ginn? Will they be able to hold their own? The "veteran" of the cornerback group is third year corner Bene Benwikere.

(5) Safties - Kurt Coleman and Tre Boston. Coleman had a career year in 2015 with seven interceptions and helping anchoring the back end of one of the best defenses in the NFL. The question mark here is third year guy Tre Boston. Boston will take over the starting role for the departed veteran Roman Harper. Boston is faster, more instinctive and more athletic than the older Harper, but it will be worth watching how Boston handles his new responsibility as a starter.

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