You can find 60 days left until the Carolina Panthers kick off the 2019 season, therefore let's take a closer look at Number 60 on the roster — unpleasant tackle Daryl Williams.
Weight: 330 lbs
Age group: 26
Experience: five years
It's gonna be a fascinating year for Daryl Williams, my buddies.
In 2017 (his third season) Williams established himself among the NFL's best right tackles, attaining All-Pro Second Team honors whilst somehow being snubbed from the Professional Bowl. His 2018 season started with hopes of becoming the league's best right tackle to finish away his rookie contract which would after that allow him to sign a long lasting, big-money deal starting in 2019. But unfortunately for Daryl as well as for Panthers fans everywhere, his 2018 season consisted of just 56 photos after suffering season-ending damage in Week 1.
Instead of the extensive deal, he was hoping for prior to last season's injury, Williams is definitely coming back to the Panthers on a one-year, $6 million “prove-it” deal this season.
Assuming he is fully recovered through his knee injury the question right now becomes where the Panthers will use your pet. Much has changed since Williams' 7 days 1 injury last year. First, Daryl's injury allowed Taylor Moton in order to step in at right tackle plus blossom in his second NFL time of year, finishing 2018 as PFF's Number 15 rated tackle. Second, the particular Panthers released left tackle Shiny Kalil this offseason then exchanged up in the draft to property Greg Little at No . thirty-seven to protect Cam Newton's blind aspect.
The Panthers now potentially have got three starter-level tackles in Williams, Moton, and Little with simply two spots to play them. Listed here are a couple of scenarios of how things can work out this season:
Scenario 1: Moton to left tackle
Taylor Moton could be moved to left tackle whilst rookie Greg Little learns their craft before being thrown to the fire, thus allowing Daryl Williams to start at right tackle. Keep in mind, just because Little was solid within the college and was a high write pick there are no guarantees he could be going to be good, especially as a Day time 1 starter in one of the most difficult jobs in football. Busts happen. Each ESPN and CBS Sports presently project this arrangement with Moton moving to LT in their way-too-early projected depth charts, but Marty Hurney is on record saying his preference is to keep Moton on the right side.
Scenario two: Williams to guard
If Little makes the starting left tackle place and Moton stays put on the ideal side, Williams could potentially slide into the left guard spot, moving Greg Van Roten into a backup part. The Panthers website shows this particular as a potential scenario but just how effective Daryl Williams would be with a guard will need to be seen.
Scenario three or more: Williams as a backup tackle
In case Little and Moton earn the particular starting tackle jobs and Vehicle Roten returns at left safeguard, that leaves Williams as a costly backup right tackle. This scenario has become the least likely. My assumption will be both Daryl and Marty Hurney agreed to a 2019 “prove it” deal so Williams could really be on the field proving what he is able to do.
As of today, my gut is certainly leaning toward Scenario 1 along with Moton starting at left deal with and Williams starting at correct tackle. While there is a reason to become optimistic about Greg Little, at this stage he has proven nothing at the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE level. Ron Rivera tends to rely on veterans more than young guys which may be especially true with the player accountable for protecting Cam Newton's backside (and, by extension, Cam's previously hurt shoulder, knee, ankle, head, steak, and vertebrae. ) We will see.
Which offensive line situation are you projecting right now?
Scenario one – Moton to left deal with
Scenario 2 – Williams in order to left guard
Scenario 3 — Williams as backup right deal with
Scenario one – Moton to left deal with
Scenario two – Williams to left safeguard
Scenario 3 or more – Williams as backup correct tackle
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