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Panthers finish 2nd round with OT Taylor Moton
By PFF Analysis Team •
Apr 28, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 03: Offensive lineman Taylor Moton of Western Michigan in action during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 3, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
The Carolina Panthers used the 64th overall pick and the final pick of the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft to draft tackle Taylor Moton.
Moton’s 83.5 overall grade last season ranked eighth in the country last year among all tackles.
He’s a pass-blocking specialist, allowing zero sacks in 2016 and only eight pressures overall. That was good for a ninth-best pass-blocking efficiency of 98.6.
Moton can run block too, his 77.5 run-blocking grade ranking 22nd in the NCAA last year among tackles.
The Panthers need lots of tackle help, as their best returning tackle (Daryl Williams) graded out at just 69.5 overall last season, 45th-best.