4 pros and cons to the Panthers drafting Trey Lance in 2021

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The untapped ceiling of Trey Lance

There was some significant hype surrounding Trey Lance after the 2019 campaign, strength of schedule or not. He has some eye-catching physical traits to call upon and there is a strong chance he might get even better once NFL coaches get the opportunity to work with him.

He is the perfect size for a quarterback at 6-foot-4 and 224 pounds, with Lance having all the athleticism that the Carolina Panthers sought heavily during their recruitment process in year one of Matt Rhule’s reign. This makes him an enticing proposition for any team and what they see from the player during a much-changed evaluation process due to COVID-19 is going to be critical.

Lance has the sort of arm that is sure to go down well with scouts, and his mobility both in and out of the pocket is there for all to see.

The prospect has a natural ability to come up with the goods. But arriving at the next level is sure to be something of a culture shock and anybody expecting miracles from Lance during the early stages of his development might be out of luck.

Carolina needs to hit a home run at quarterback this offseason.

Their acquisition of Teddy Bridgewater can be perceived as a swing and a miss at this juncture. So another fatal error at the most important position on the field could set their rebuild back a considerable period of time.