Panthers 2018 season opener countdown: 60 days to go We are 60 days away from the beginning of the Carolina Panthers 2018 season. That means today we take a closer look at one of the most surprising players from last season Youth Luke Kuechly Jersey , Daryl Williams.Daryl Williams, Right TackleBioHeight: 6’6”Weight: 330 lbsAge: 24College: OklahomaNFL Experience: 4 yearsDaryl Williams is yet another development success story that Panthers offensive line coach John Matsko can add to his already stellar resume. Originally drafted in the 4th round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams has risen from promising project to All-Pro starter in the course of three full NFL seasons. Now on the final year of his rookie contract and after having performed at a high level last season, one of the big topics going forward is what the Panthers will do as far as his contract situation goes.Williams has earned a significant raise, but maybe not as significant as being one of the top paid right tackles in the league. I touched on this topic briefly in a recent article about the state of negotiations between him and the team:The most significant hindrance to Williams case to be paid like one of the best is that he has only performed at a high level for one season http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/graham-gano-jersey-authentic , and you’d like to see him do it again before writing up a big check. The second biggest factor is that the Panthers have 2nd round pick Taylor Moton waiting in the wings, though no one is sure what exactly we have in him yet. No doubt the Panthers will want to offer Williams a deal, but I am not sure it will be enough, and whether or not Williams will become the second talented offensive lineman to walk in free agency in as many years. DJ Moore and Calvin Ridley were destined to draw comparisons from the moment they were selected with back-to-back first round picks by the division rival Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. Moore has had a noticeably slow start, if you look at box scores www.carolinapanthersteamonline.com , whereas Ridley has lit the league on fire. The easy observation is that the Panthers missed out on a franchise player and are stuck seeing what they can get out of Moore. I wouldn’t be so quick to make that judgment.The Panthers have, for what feels like the first time, a deep, veteran group of receivers. Moore has only been on the field for a third of the offense’s snaps and even that percentage is probably artificially inflated from the Panthers’ original plans due to the lengthy injuries to Damiere Byrd and Curtis Samuel. He trails Christian McCaffrey, Devin Funchess Carolina Panthers T-Shirt , Torrey Smith, Jarius Wright, Ian Thomas, and Chris Manhertz in snaps on an offense that doesn’t prioritize throwing to wide receivers. Former Panthers receiver Muhsin Muhammad pointed out as much yesterday.Meanwhile, Ridley has barely trailed the Falcons top running back in snaps. His opportunities have been more frequent. They also have not been equal. Moore doesn’t line up across the field from Julio Jones. The Panthers don’t have any threat against an opponent’s secondary that is going to make his transition easier Carolina Panthers Hats , let alone a top three receiver. I’d be willing to bet that Moore could have matched Ridley’s 264 yards and six touchdowns through his first four games if he were on the Falcons.Head coach Ron Rivera has also long made a lot of noise about the Panthers offense not being a quick study for rookie wide receivers. This was his chorus during the developments of Kelvin Benjamin, Funchess, and Samuel. Whether or not that is a good or a bad thing is irrelevant to the argument that Moore is a disappointment. He hasn’t had the chance to be. Right now he is exactly where we thought he would be this season. Every week a Panthers coach is talking about finding ways to get him on the field more instead of making excuses for his health or development. This isn’t the team that drafted Benjamin and Moore hasn’t had the opportunity to make us suspicious of his talent. There is a reason why Ridley has four times the target volume that Moore has. His opportunities have come while his 1-3 team has been chasing points all season. That Ridley has taken advantage of them speaks well for him. It doesn’t say anything about Moore.