Rookie mini camp is a preliminary workout to assess the incoming rookie class and allow coaches to work with them independently before the veterans show up later for mandatory OTAs and training camp.
The Carolina Panthers were able to work out their rookies for the first time over the weekend during the annual rookie mini camp. While the weekend was to give the coaching staff an idea of what they would be working with going into the summer, it also provided some positives regarding their rookies.
There has been a lot of attention geared towards the draft picks, especially the first- and second-round selections, but others who went undrafted have earned their share of praise over the weekend. It is still early to see how well these young men will pan out, and the real test will come later in the summer when the veterans report.
However, here are some of the noteworthy takeaways from the Panthers' rookie camp this year.