4 pros and cons to the Carolina Panthers starting Taylor Moton at LT

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A trip into the unknown for Taylor Moton

Although Taylor Moton has been used sparingly at left tackle during his career so far, if the Carolina Panthers went in this particular direction the Western Michigan product needs to adjust – and quickly – to a new set of responsibilities.

While there’s nothing to really suggest Moton doesn’t have the physical attributes to make a real go of things at the position, it’s still a trip into the unknown for the former second-round pick.

The Panthers have the benefit of three preseason games this summer, something that COVID-19 denied them in 2020. This is the perfect time to see whether Moton can be counted on as a prolific blindside protector as we all know what he can do on the right side.

There are multiple options available to Carolina. But from a talent standpoint, Moton is head and shoulders above the rest.

Whether this would diminish as a left tackle is unclear, but Moton is ready, willing, and able to do whatever it takes in pursuit of progress for the Panthers next season.

"“I’m ready for wherever the coach puts me. Just like my rookie year, coming in I don’t know where they might put me or where they want me but I’ll be as ready as I possibly can be wherever that may be.”"

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Carolina did the right thing by extending Moton, who is a cornerstone piece of any success that comes the team’s way. Just where they put him in 2021 will also have some big-time ramifications.