4 nightmare scenarios for the Carolina Panthers in 2022

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Revamped Carolina Panthers OL fails to improve

It’s been a necessary offseason of upgrades across the offensive line after yet another disastrous campaign in this crucial area of the field for the Carolina Panthers in 2021. Three new starters were acquired via free agency and the 2022 NFL Draft, which leaves plenty of hope for major improvements next season as a result.

Bradley Bozeman and Austin Corbett come into the franchise with proven credentials at the highest level. The team also enjoyed a rare stroke of good fortune when premier left tackle Ikem Ekwonu – who was in contention to go No. 1 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars at one stage – fell out of the top five entirely and into their laps.

Couple this with Taylor Moton’s consistency, Brady Christensen’s expected development, and the presence of new offensive line coach James Campen, and it’s not hard to see why this group could flourish during the upcoming campaign.

Expectations are rightfully high for genuine progress and more stability. If this does not come to fruition, then expect the same complications to emerge no matter who is under center.

Simply put, this would be nothing short of a disaster. Something that would decrease Carolina’s plans to become competitive against some high-caliber opposition in 2022.