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Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl possibility – Taylor Moton – OT

The Carolina Panthers had a porous offensive line in 2020. But they did get some good play out of Taylor Moton overall.

The right tackle gave up just five sacks from 1,106 snaps last season, which was tied-27th in the NFL. This also earned Moton a very respectable 76.0 performance grade from Pro Football Focus.

This is a hugely important year for Moton, who is heading into the final year of his deal. The lineman will make a little over $1 million in base salary next season and he will be in line for a substantial pay rise if he produces an increased level of consistency.

Moton is a good blocker that has the scope to improve. The Panthers made some big changes on the offensive line this offseason. And it remains to be seen whether everything can come together in such a short space of time before the new campaign.

The likes of Russell Okung, John Miller, and Michael Schofield have to learn a completely new playbook and get acclimatized to different surroundings. Having a stable presence at right tackle such a Moton will be a strong foundation from which to build in the event some free-agent recruits take time to settle.

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Moton’s progress will also go a long way to determining the fortunes of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who will be looking to impress during his first year with the franchise. If the tackle can demonstrate the sort of qualities he portrayed in 2019, then it could see the former second-round pick out of Western Michigan claim a Pro Bowl berth and a lucrative extension.