The Carolina Panthers have had a rough offseason with an overhaul at wide receiver, and Sammy Watkins will look to prove himself for the Buffalo Bills.
The Carolina Panthers will make their preseason debut against the Buffalo Bills on Friday, and they will see a complete overhaul in their receiving corps.
Steve Smith, Ted Ginn Jr., Brandon LaFell and Domenik Hixon all departed and were replaced by Jerricho Cotchery, Tiquan Underwood and Jason Avant. Kelvin Benjamin was also brought in through the first round of the draft.
The Bills made an upgrade of their own to their receiving unit by trading up for former Clemson star Sammy Watkins in the first round. Although he did not record a catch in the Hall of Fame preseason game, Watkins will be the key player to watch between both teams since he has garnered hype in training camp.
Mike Williams will not be focused on as much as Watkins, but he will still be a key player since he is looking to revive his career after a troubled stint in Tampa Bay.
The Panthers are in danger of potentially losing defensive end Greg Hardy after the 2014 season, so second-round pick Kony Ealy will be another player to watch since he will look to prove himself as a capable successor if Hardy is prosecuted on his assault charges.