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Steve Smith will be making this team without fail. He is the centerpiece of the passing game and Cam Newton's favorite target. The only odds regarding him should be in relation to reaching a 1,000 yards receiving this year. Another player certain of making the 53-man roster is Brandon LaFell. He hasn't impressed fans over the past couple of years but, statistically, he is getting better. He should be the No. 2 receiver; however, he could be challenged by another veteran.
Domenik Hixon was brought in via free agency and has the potential to earn a starting job in the offense. Like LaFell, he should make the team, and while he may not start, he could be vital in certain situations.
The real question mark comes from the guys who have yet to prove themselves.
Armanti Edwards, Joe Adams, Kealoha Pilares and David Gettis all have promise but have yet to meet expectations. Edwards is a bubble player but could benefit from a strong showing at minicamp and OTAs. With the exception of Adams, all of these guys have about a 50-50 chance at securing a roster spot. Adams had his woes in the return game and could be given a shot at redeeming himself. That being said, he has about a 70 percent chance at making the team.
There are a few young guys who will be trying to make a name for themselves in camp this year. Brenton Bersin, Dale Moss, Lamont Bryant, Taulib Ikharo and James Shaw have yet to establish themselves in the NFL, but they could help themselves tremendously in camp and in preseason games. It is very unlikely any of these guys get out of camp on the final roster, and their chances of doing so are 20 percent at best.