4 noticeable Panthers changes that could make a big difference in 2022

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Carolina Panthers OL reset

Inept production across the offensive line had gone on long enough. The Carolina Panthers had to do something to rectify this ongoing complication throughout the offseason, which was thankfully recognized by those in positions of power within the franchise.

Three new starters were acquired via free agency and the draft. If Brady Christensen also makes strides in Year 2 of his professional career, then it could result in four fresh faces in the lineup alongside Taylor Moton, who remains one of the most consistent edge protectors in the business.

Couple this with the arrival of James Campen as the team’s offensive line coach, and hopes could not be much higher. Bradley Bozeman and Austin Corbett bring proven credentials to the table, with the upside of Ikem Ekwonu there for all to see after a sensational college career at North Carolina State.

This will obviously take some time. Bringing in so many upgrades in the same offseason brings concerns about cohesiveness right out of the gate, so it’s going to be a crash course in training camp to get this unit singing from the same hymn book.

Campen is one of the most experienced coaches around and was a tremendous appointment by the Panthers this offseason. There isn’t much he hasn’t seen in the game and if anyone can speed things up, it’s him.