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NFL draft: Panthers selection, round 2, pick 64 – Taylor Moton

Western Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Moton projects as an NFL offensive guard. He started 52 games in college, many of them at right tackle.
Western Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Moton projects as an NFL offensive guard. He started 52 games in college, many of them at right tackle. AP

Taylor Moton

Ht.: 6-5. Wt.: 319.

Position: Tackle/guard

College: Western Michigan

What he offers: Moton is a versatile and experience tackle who can also play guard. He will be great insurance as depth if/when projected starter Michael Oher returns from injury, and will compete at right tackle.

Worth mentioning: Moton was a FWAA All-American and switched between right tackle and right guard while at Western Michigan. He was also a 2017 Senior Bowl invitee and standout.

Bet you didn’t know: Moton started all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, and had his first career catch after a deflected pass against Bowling Green.

Quotable: “This is the best night of my life.” - Moton, via a conference call with reporters after his selection.

Jourdan Rodrigue: 704-358-5071, @jourdanrodrigue

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