Carolina Panthers: 3 trade targets from the Denver Broncos

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Ja'Wuan James, Carolina Panthers
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Carolina Panthers trade target: Ja’Wuan James (OT)

To say that the Carolina Panthers have their concerns regarding the offensive line going into 2020 would be something of an understatement. The group is virtually unrecognizable from that which finished last season, with only Matt Paradis and the progressive Taylor Moton keeping their place in the lineup.

One area they could go in their pursuit of additional help is acquiring right tackle Ja’Wuan James from the Denver Broncos. The player signed the richest deal ever for a player at the position in 2019. But he was not on the field much due to injury.

He is a former first-round pick that is a stout presence in running situations. James also has enough fluidity in his movements to be considered a tremendous asset in passing downs. But much will depend on how well he returns from a knee injury that forced him to miss almost the entire campaign could tell us a great deal about his long-term aspirations.

The player is still owed a significant amount on his contract. And the jury might still be out on whether this was a smart investment or not by the Broncos. This might not be something that the Panthers could realistically do before the 2020 season. But with veteran Russell Okung’s $13 million coming off the books next spring, it would give them more wiggle room to make a possible deal for James happen.