5 offensive Panthers players on the roster bubble heading into camp

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Mike Horton – Carolina Panthers OG

The Carolina Panthers brought in a lot of talent at the offensive guard position this offseason. Mike Horton has a lot of competition to beat out at training camp if he wants to extend his stay with the franchise.

Carolina drafted Alabama product Deonte Brown at No. 193 overall. A guy that can have a big role early in his NFL career providing there are no problems with his weight and he displays the same sort of dominant traits we saw during the Crimson Tide’s national championship victory in 2020.

They also signed Pat Elflein to a three-year deal and signed David Moore in undrafted free agency to further strengthen their options. Whether either of them can fill a starting position effectively next season is up for debate, but they both have a good chance of making the roster.

The competition ahead for Horton is steep and he must excel in training camp.

Although the player has not been on the field for a competitive snap on the Panthers, he could very well do that with a great camp considering how many doubts surround Carolina’s current options within their protection outside of stud right tackle Taylor Moton.

The Panthers brought in every player for a reason. Horton is on the bubble and must have his abilities on full display for the coaches at training camp.