Have the Carolina Panthers Already Targeted Their Next Left Tackle?

January 27, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Carolina Panthers' No. 1 priority during the offseason will be to upgrade the left tackle position and protect Cam Newton's blind side. The organization already has its eye on a top left tackle prospect in the 2015 NFL draft. 
LSU's La'el Collins let it slip during Senior Bowl week the Panthers inquired about him through his former college teammate, Trai Turner. 
Turner is now the Panthers starting right guard, and Collins could eventually rejoin him as a starting offensive lineman for Carolina. 
“I haven’t (spoken to the Panthers), but Trai has told me that their offensive line coach (John Matsko) has asked a lot about me,” Collins told the Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones last Tuesday. “It’s another great opportunity.”
Obviously, things could and should have changed in the following week. The Panthers' scouting staff assuredly spoke with Collins at some point during his time in Mobile, Alabama. 

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