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Carolina Panthers must contain Jadeveon Clowney

On the other side of Myles Garrett, there will be former No. 1 overall selection, Jadeveon Clowney, for the Carolina Panthers offensive line to deal with in Week 1.

The versatile defensive lineman hasn’t reached the heights expected following an exceptional college career at South Carolina. Whether that be due to injuries or just lack of production, we have yet to see it all come together for him.

Even though Clowney hasn’t played up to his draft pick, he has still made an impact in rushing the passer with nine sacks and 32 pressures last year. With most of the attention on Garrett, this will leave the opposite edge rusher with more favorable matchups to get after Baker Mayfield.

The Panthers must account for Clowney on every play. He can still cause a problem for the offense and offensive line coach James Campen knows this.

Campen will have to have a great game plan for the line to contain both of these premier pass rushers. Garrett is likely to go up against rookie Ikem Ekwonu during what promises to be a baptism of fire, leaving stud right tackle Taylor Moton looking after Clowney.

This should provide the Panthers with optimism. Moton is supremely consistent and the presence of Austin Corbett alongside him on the interior should be enough to solidify this side of the protection.