The Carolina Panthers’ roster is deepest alongside the line of defense and at extensive receiver. Whereas Carolina followers know that effectively, it appears parts of the nationwide media are nonetheless catching up. Particularly, their receivers can’t appear to get any respect.
According to Pro Football Focus, the Panthers’ receiver corps is just the Twenty first-best within the league heading into the 2021 season. It appears like a dim image at tight finish affected their rating.
“The tight finish scenario was bleak in 2020 as solely the Patriots had lower than Carolina’s 27 receptions from the place. In addition they had the bottom tight finish receiving grade at 39.5.”
Whereas it’s true that the Panthers are on the underside finish of the league in relation to depth at tight finish, No. 21 appears fully too low given their expertise at extensive receiver.
D.J. Moore has posted two-straight 1,100-yard seasons regardless of having Kyle Allen and Teddy Bridgewater as his beginning quarterback for many of that point interval.
Robby Anderson is coming off a career-best yr and is without doubt one of the league’s finest vertical threats in line with PFF’s own grading system.
In the meantime, the rookie Terrace Marshall Jr. is available in as an accomplished red zone threat and thrives in making contested catches, two areas that have been arguably this group’s solely sore factors final yr.
Losing Curtis Samuel to Washington in free company definitely doesn’t assist. Nonetheless, this group was ranked No. 8 within the NFL by PFF at the moment final yr. It’s excessive to drop them that far over one man.