5 burning questions facing the Carolina Panthers OL in 2021

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What are some burning questions facing the Carolina Panthers offensive line heading into the 2021 season?

There is a great deal of excitement surrounding a hungry-looking Carolina Panthers roster heading into the 2021 season. They have plenty of dynamic players on both sides of the ball who are capable of turning a game on its head, with the coaching staff also sure to benefit from the experiences gained during their first campaign with the organization last time around.

This optimism is matched by some concerns within positional groups that could hinder their chances of progression. The offensive line is arguably at the top of the list, with the Panthers opting to go with unproven rookies and underperforming veterans during their recruitment process this offseason.

General manager Scott Fitterer stated Carolina’s protection is a fluid situation that will continue right up until the final cuts are made. The coaching staff has used plenty of different formations throughout training camp, which will also be an ongoing trend in their three preseason games.

With this in mind, here are five burning questions facing Carolina’s offensive line in 2021.

Question No. 1

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Where will the Carolina Panthers use Brady Christensen?

Having the versatility Brady Christensen brings to the table is all well and good. But the time is fast approaching for the Panthers to decide on his preferred position and stick with it.

Christensen’s exceptional blindside protection at BYU was a standout feature when studying the film. However, it doesn’t appear as if the Panthers are contemplating using the third-round pick in this area of the field.

Perhaps moving him onto the interior will alleviate concerns about Christensen’s arm length. Carolina is also taking it slowly with the rookie, opting to give veterans the majority of first-team reps during camp so far.