After a very exciting offseason with unprecedented moves in both free agency and the NFL draft, the Carolina Panthers are poised for a round of OTAs at Bank of America Stadium from Tuesday-Thursday and at intermittent dates through early June.
Here are the 10 top storylines to follow:
What will be Cam Newton’s role?
We can definitely assume Newton will be at OTAs in a leadership and installation role, even though he can’t throw with receivers yet after a partial tear to his rotator cuff was surgically repaired in the spring.
But with the new offensive pieces added by Carolina in free agency and especially the draft, it will be crucial for Newton to work through the playbook with rookies and newcomers as well as foster solidarity in the locker room.
Kelvin Benjamin and a crowded wide receivers room.
As a certain reaction to a receivers group that struggled with speed and separation from coverage on routes in 2016, the Panthers have stacked the postition in free agency and the draft with a specific type of wideout: Versatile, speedy players who run crisp routes, many of whom can play in the slot as well as on the outside.
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