4 potential difference-makers for Panthers at the Saints in Week 7

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Taylor Moton – Carolina Panthers OT

Taylor Moton is one of the NFL’s brightest young edge protectors. The right tackle has been a dominant force on the edge for the Carolina Panthers this season and they’ll need him firing on all cylinders once again at the Saints to further boost their overall hopes of a fourth win of the campaign.

The way he has coped in the face of some outstanding pass-rushers this season has been almost effortless. Moton possesses a flawless technique that is matched by fierce determination and strength, which makes a big-money extension next spring almost guaranteed.

Moton will have his hands full once again with Cameron Jordan, who has the ability to wreak havoc on any given down. The former second-round pick goes into the game with plenty of confidence after coping well with the supreme force of Khalil Mack against the Bears and Teddy Bridgewater will need adequate protection from both tackle positions to decipher the best way of doing damage to a suspect secondary.

The Western Michigan product has given up one sack and one penalty from 400 snaps over six games. This has not only earned him an exceptional 79.9 grade from Pro Football Focus, but it gives Carolina a consistent performer on the edge that has been missing since the days of Jordan Gross.