Carolina Panthers host video interview with QB prospect Knipp
What would Knipp offer the Panthers?
While their starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater seems locked in for the foreseeable future. It would not harm the Carolina Panthers to take on a development project that has the potential of making an impact in the coming years.
Jacob Knipp has good size for a quarterback at 6-foot-4 and 213 pounds. He has solid arm strength and hits his targets consistently when given time in the pocket.
The player completed 61.3 percent of his passes during his final college season. This resulted in 2,867 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Given Knipp was playing against less than elite opposition in the Big Sky, this could be seen as something of a disappointment.
Small-school prospects don’t tend to make it in the NFL. But there is plenty to like about Knipp’s intangibles and this makes him an intriguing prospect very late on in the Draft.
He needs considerable work going through his progressions and Knipp also tends to get flustered under pressure. The player also suffered his fair share of injuries in college and this is something that brings its own red flag.
There is absolutely no chance of Knipp making a starting spot his own for his first few years as a professional. If he can earn a spot on the Panthers’ practice squad to hone his craft. It would do his long-term chances of a roster place the world of good.