The Panthers were able to handle a number of boxes with their draft, but there is still a lot to do – especially in the middle of the offensive.
But coach Ron Rivera suggested they like some of the reserves they have at hand, relying on "competition" to fulfill a few key roles.
They have lost all-pro left-back Andrew Norwell in the vacant agency, and Ryan Kalil is in his final season. But the Panthers did not spend any of their eight draft picks on an innerliner.
"I think there will be a tremendous amount of competition, I really do," Rivera said of Jourdan Rodrigue of Charlotte Observer . "The one thing I do not think anyone should feel is content with their possibilities …
" These guys have to rise. We have a young group of people showing a few flashes of skill, but now we want to see it in action and give everyone a chance. "
The Panthers have a number of internal options, including 2017 Twin Excursion Taylor Moton, a device that served as the sixth blocker in jumbo packages last year, between him and journeymen Greg Van Roten and Amini Silatolu and the Tyler backup center Larsen are hoping the Panthers will do the best they can, and they've signed up for Vikings Protective Jeremiah Sirles this season.
They are just filling out the roster blanks with undrafted rookies, but they may later sign a veteran will not sign Free Free Agents before the second week of May because they want to keep their compensatory tips for 2019. But it's definitely a position they will continue to work on, among other things, and they have not tried to mate with Christian McCaffrey and that's another point where adding a free agent is likely.