Ed Dickson

'He doesn't even know how good he's capable of being': Baltimore native Ian Thomas turning heads with Panthers

'He doesn't even know how good he's capable of being': Baltimore native Ian Thomas turning heads with Panthers

The Panthers are beginning to feel as if they have hit on something big with fourth-round draft pick Ian Thomas.

The rookie tight end, who grew up in Baltimore City and played for Digital Harbor High School, has carried over an outstanding performance in training camp to the preseason, where he showed an impressive burst of speed on a 27-yard catch-and-run touchdown reception from Cam Newton, and delivered a powerful seal block that helped spring Christian McCaffrey for a 71-yard touchdown in Friday night's preseason win over the Miami Dolphins.

And, he's still just learning.

“He doesn't even know how good he's capable of being,” Newton...

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