6 dream trade targets for the Carolina Panthers in 2022

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Isaiah Wynn – OT

The left tackle position continues to be an area of real concern for the Carolina Panthers. Something they’ve ignored for too long.

It’s highly unlikely that any of their current options have long-term aspirations of protecting Sam Darnold’s blindside. So addressing this need with a big move next spring is not entirely out of the question.

One player that has more upside than most is Isaiah Wynn. Acquiring him from the New England Patriots is a stiff proposition, but putting a call in their direction wouldn’t hurt no matter how it’s received.

Staying healthy has been the biggest problem Wynn has faced over his two-year career so far. His production cannot be questioned.

The former Georgia star has featured in just 18 games over two seasons, which has to change if Wynn wants to be paid like a premium left tackle somewhere down the line. Another season of unreliability in this area could lead the Patriots to potentially maximize the player’s trade value, which would put the Panthers and others across the league on high alert.

A steep price is guaranteed. But the Panthers haven’t had a true left tackle presence since Jordan Gross retired after the 2013 season.