Carolina Panthers Offensive Tackles
|Michael Oher||6-4||315||Ole Miss|
|Mike Remmers||6-4||315||Oregon State|
Training Camp Battles
Mike Remmers vs. Daryl Williams
This was a training camp battle that was expected to take place last year after the Panthers draft Daryl Williams in the 2015 NFL Draft. However, Williams didn't really challenge Remmers for the spot and after an injury early in the 2015 season, Williams was relegated to the sidelines for a majority of the year.
It is a new season and there is no question of Williams talent, especially as a run blocker. This is one area that the second-year tackle has a clear advantage over Remmers and the fact that the Panthers rely on the run as much as they do, it is big advantage.
While Williams will push Remmers, he is still a good tackle and has started the last 26 games for this offense dating back to the 2014 season. He did struggle in the Super Bowl against Von Miller but it isn't fair to throw out a year and half of strong play over one game. This will be a very competitive battle at training camp and will be fun to watch.
Player to Watch
This is a make or break training camp for the tackle from Montreal. Foucault will be entering his third offseason with the Panthers and will need to show he is continuing to improve if he wants to be considered for the backup job behind Michael Oher.
The left tackle position is pretty secure with Oher as the starter however he does have an injury history and the Panthers will need to have a strong player in place to step in at a moment's notice. If Foucault is not able to give the coaching staff confidence, the team could turn to Donald Hawkins or undrafted rookie Jordan Rigsbee.