4 developmental QBs the Panthers should consider drafting

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Sam Ehlinger – Texas

It’s hard to judge whether Sam Ehlinger is going to be a success at the next level, in all honesty. One moment of brilliance at Texas was often followed by a frustrating decision that left you scratching your head. But one thing is for sure, someone is going to take a chance on the quarterback in the mid-to-late rounds and see what he’s all about in the flesh.

Ehlinger enjoyed a prolific college career with the Longhorns that ended with a 62.5 percent completion percentage, 11,436 passing yards, 94 touchdowns, and 27 interceptions from 46 games. His leadership ability is exceptional, with the signal-caller possessing a rare trait of making those around him buy into everything he tells them.

Not exactly what Teddy Bridgewater inspired on the Carolina Panthers in 2020.

But expecting too much from Ehlinger early on would be a mistake.

His accuracy needs a significant amount of work and it’s not like Ehlinger is blessed with NFL-ready arm strength. The player brings back Tim Tebow memories – especially when it comes to running the football – but few would ever say the former Florida sensation was worthy of being taken in the first round.

That is going to make teams approach Ehlinger with caution during the evaluation process. Teams with the luxury of having a stable presence under center might be a better destination for the incoming prospect, which is definitely not the case in Carolina.