Taylor Moton – Carolina Panthers OT
A complete makeover across the offensive line was a necessity for the Carolina Panthers this offseason. Something that was undoubtedly needed after another torrid campaign that wasn’t entirely unexpected given the personnel moves made in 2021.
Thankfully, a shift in approach has the Panthers looking like they might have dominant protection for the first time in a while. There could be four new starters if Brady Christensen wins the starting left guard job as anticipated, which can mean nothing but good news for Taylor Moton.
The former second-round selection has been a model of consistency almost from the moment he was drafted. Moton turned out in every snap once again last season, giving up just one sack and conceding five penalties for an impressive 77.5 grade from Pro Football Focus.
Moton now has a Super Bowl-winning right guard alongside him in Austin Corbett, a huge upgrade at the center position in Bradley Bozeman, and a franchise left tackle in the form of Ikem Ekwonu.
This gives the Panthers a bookend tackle tandem to lay the foundations for a successful future. It will also allow Moton to focus on his own individual tasks rather than looking around to see which teammate is letting him down elsewhere.