The Panthers’ decision to move up to the top spot in next month’s draft has left them with opportunity to land a long-term solution,
at the quarterback position for the first time since Cam Newton‘s decline and departure.
Carolina has a quartet of passers ranked in the top tier of this year’s class to choose from, but they may have their eye on a pair of prospects.
Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network Network reports that the Panthers are “targeting” either ,
Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud or Florida’s Anthony Richardson with the No. 1 pick (Twitter link).
Richardson started just 13 games in his college career, spending only the 2022 campaign as the Gators’ full-time starter under center.
That lack of experience contributed in large part to the sense among many that he would have been better suited to stay in school for one more year,
and that declaring for 2023 could hurt his draft stock. The other main factor in that situation, of course, was his erratic performances on the field.