Would Thaddeus Moss be a good fit with the Carolina Panthers?

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The Carolina Panthers are on the lookout for a long-term replacement for Greg Olsen, and LSU standout Thaddeus Moss could be their man.

Tight end Greg Olsen left the Carolina Panthers in favor of a move to the Seattle Seahawks in free agency. This has left a gaping hole in the offense with the departure of such a reliable target.

Big things are expected of Ian Thomas with more time on the field in 2020. The player showed enormous promise in Olsen’s absence during his rookie year and did well in the limited targets sent his way last term.

If Thomas does not live up to expectations, a contingency plan will need to be put in place. The Panthers did not have the resources to go after a top-tier free agent such as Austin Hooper. But there could be a mid-round pick in the NFL Draft that warrants consideration.

Thaddeus Moss enjoyed a fantastic year with LSU on their way to a National Championship victory over Clemson. The pass-catching specialist was a revelation for the Tigers and played a leading role in their success.

This rise to prominence has Moss in contention to be a mid-round draft selection later this month. He comes from a football family and has all the tools NFL teams are looking for at the position in the modern era.

The Panthers need significantly more depth on the defensive side of the ball. Something that they are expected to address with their first few picks. Moss would be an intriguing option for an offense that has a new signal-caller in Teddy Bridgewater.