Michigan State Football: Darrell Stewart Jr. making solid impression on Panthers

Darrell Stewart Jr., Michigan State football (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Darrell Stewart Jr., Michigan State football (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Michigan State football’s Darrell Stewart Jr. was let loose by the Packers recently and picked up by the Panthers and he’s making a great impression.

The 2020 NFL Draft wasn’t exactly jam-packed with Michigan State prospects as guys like Kenny Willekes and Josiah Scott kept the streak alive, but a handful of other guys went undrafted.

Guys like Brian Lewerke, Cody White, Darrell Stewart Jr. and Raequan Williams all got picked up by teams as undrafted free agents. They went undrafted despite having promising Michigan State careers and it may have had a lot to do with the fact that the Spartans had disappointing 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Lewerke was let go by the Patriots but then got another call back from New England and he’s currently fighting for a spot on the depth chart behind Cam Newton. White has bounced around from the Chiefs to the Giants and was just signed by the Broncos last week. Williams is trying to stick with the Eagles.

Stewart Jr. was let go by the Packers and then picked up by the Panthers who are in desperate need for receivers.

And he’s already making a great impression on the organization.

This may seem like an insignificant moment, but it’s much more than just one time being the first guy on the field, it’s the fact that he was signed that day and wanted to be the first one out there.

Coaches and general managers notice this kind of stuff. This shows that Stewart Jr. isn’t taking his new job opportunity for granted and he’s going to work 10 times as hard as the next guy because he’s serious about making the roster.

We all knew Stewart Jr. was a hard worker and a leader, but this just goes to prove it at the next level and it might just earn him a job with the Panthers.

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