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2017 NFL Draft: Taylor Moton drafted by Carolina Panthers

Moton leaves Kalamazoo for the NFC South

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After Corey Davis generated headlines as a top-five pick on Thursday night, a second player from the 2013-16 Western Michigan offense was selected on Friday evening.

The Carolina Panthers snagged Taylor Moton with the 64th overall pick in the NFL Draft’s second round. Moton was the 4th offensive tackle selected thus far. He’s a big body, stays healthy, and has a lengthy career of reliable and consistent performance for the Broncos.

The 6-foot-5-inch, 319-pound lineman has experience at both right tackle and right guard, so the Panthers can position him wherever they see fit. Last year, the Panthers were an underwhelming squad with playoff hopes, and Moton joins a team with a dire need to protect franchise QB Cam Newton. He joins an offensive line currently with a depth issue, as former tackle Mike Remmers signed a free agent contract this offseason with the Minnesota Vikings. But with draftee Christian McCaffery being added to the Panthers roster in the first round, opportunities abound to have an impact on the offensive line.

Following Davis’ selection to Tennessee on Thursday, Moton becomes the 45th draft product to come out of Western Michigan. He is also the second player selected out of the Mid-American Conference in the 2017 NFL Draft.

For more information on Moton, check out his draft profile.