Panthers depth chart: Can the offensive line interior improve?
The Carolina Panthers depth chart has gone through some considerable changes on the offensive line, but will the new interior be any better in 2020?
A lot has been made of the vast changes to the Carolina Panthers depth chart heading into the new season. Head coach Matt Rhule wasted no time in stamping his mark on the franchise during a very busy period during free agency and the NFL Draft.
One of the key areas that needed addressing on the Panthers depth chart was the offensive line. This is something that became a high priority for the organization and something that will see a host of new faces try an improve protection for their recently acquired quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
With the possibility of a reduced training camp due to social distancing measures surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. How this new group gels will go a long way to determining just how successful they are going to be in 2020.
Putting together so many fresh faces in such a short space of time will not be easy. The Panthers are going to need everyone firing on all cylinders from the off to prevent their expected struggles being too detrimental next term.
The Panthers depth chart is reflective of where the team is currently at. They have ridded themselves of underperforming players on big contracts and replaced them with hungry young draft prospects or veterans on a short-term deal looking for something to prove.
The offensive line was ranked No. 18 by Pro Football Focus in 2019. They will also be dealing with the loss of perennial Pro Bowl Trai Turner after the guard was traded to the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for left tackle Russell Okung.
Losing such an established figure further complicates the ability of the interior line to offer significant resistance. The pressure is on them to deliver in no uncertain terms in 2020.