4 Panthers players who have a chance to make All-Pro in 2021

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Taylor Moton – Carolina Panthers OT

Taylor Moton has still yet to finalize a long-term deal with the Carolina Panthers as the team placed a $14 million franchise tag on him this offseason.

However, he should be a top priority for Carolina to re-sign and he is expected by far to be the best offensive lineman on the team once again this season.

With or without a large contract this season, Moton has steadily proven to be one of the league’s best right tackles since becoming the full-time starter in 2018. Providing a level of consistency that is hard to find among edge protectors.

According to Pro Football Focus, Moton is the ninth-ranked tackle entering 2021 and posted an offensive grade above 76.0 in 2020. Further proof of the high standards he’s set himself in Carolina.

In comparison, Cleveland Browns’ right tackle Jack Conklin was named first-team All-Pro last year and was ranked No. 12 by PFF.

To have a chance of being named All-Pro, Moton must take another step forward to prove he is undisputedly the best in the business at the position. Something the former second-round pick is more than capable of.

He’ll have plenty of competition such as Conklin and Ryan Ramczyk, who recently penned a huge deal with the New Orleans Saints that won’t have gone unnoticed by Moton in pursuit of a similar financial commitment.