Panthers depth chart: Pre-camp 53-man roster projection for 2021

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Carolina Panthers depth chart
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Carolina Panthers depth chart: Offensive Line

  • Taylor Moton, Matt Paradis, John Miller, Cam Erving, Brady Christensen, Deonte Brown, Pat Elflein, Trenton Scott, Greg Little, Dennis Daley.

This is arguably the biggest concern on the Carolina Panthers depth chart. Unless Sam Darnold gets sufficient progression and time to go through his reads, bringing him on board will be for nothing.

Carolina does have one of the best in the business at right tackle in Taylor Moton. The Panthers kept him on the franchise tag and there remains hope he can be signed ahead of the deadline, with his consistency over the last three seasons nothing short of outstanding.

Center Matt Paradis should also start after restructuring his deal this spring. But who fills out the other positions is still up in the air from the outside looking in.

It would be a surprise if Brady Christensen didn’t occupy one starting position after the Panthers moved up to select him in the third round. John Miller, Pat Elflein, and Dennis Daley are candidates to slot in at guard with an impressive camp.

Left tackle is a huge cause for concern.

Greg Little, Cam Erving, and Trenton Scott just aren’t up to the required standard judging by previous efforts. So don’t be surprised if Carolina goes with additional help before competitive action begins.

Mammoth rookie Deonte Brown should be on the Panthers’ depth chart in Week 1. Undrafted free-agent David Moore is also a lively outsider to monitor closely during the preseason.