Could Zach Wilson be a franchise QB for the Carolina Panthers?

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Zach Wilson scouting report

It’s hard not to love the way Zach Wilson plays the game of football. The quarterback has set the college world alight with some sensational displays this season that have many believing he can be the next great franchise quarterback at the next level.

Wilson displays a rare ability to make every possible throw, which is sure to be highly coveted at the top-end of the 2021 NFL Draft following the evaluation process. The signal-caller displays the sort of agility and balance that should make a smooth transition to the pros and he isn’t afraid to take risks in a bid to get the ball downfield.

His accuracy and velocity are superb. Wilson’s completion percentage has soared to 73.0 from 62.4 and 65.9 compared to his first two seasons in college. And the BYU prospect has a fierce competitive nature that teammates can easily get behind.

Whether Wilson will be ready to start from day one in the NFL is another matter entirely. Giving him time to settle and develop at his own pace is going to be crucial and this is something the Carolina Panthers could offer him with Teddy Bridgewater on the roster.

Wilson has accumulated 2,964 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, three interceptions, 11.1 yards-per-completion, and an eye-popping passer rating of 197.4. His rushing ability has resulted in 246 yards and eight touchdowns to further enhance his overall influence on proceedings.

Outside of Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields, Wilson might just be the best player at the position entering the league next year.