Panthers 2021 Draft: 3 big takeaways from Trey Lance’s pro day

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What were the big takeaways from the pro day of North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance, who is a possible target for the Carolina Panthers?

All eyes were on Trey Lance as he showcased his exceptional talent at North Dakota State’s pro day on Friday. The quarterback is expected to be one of the first names taken in the 2021 NFL Draft and plenty of scouts and people in positions of power across the league were on hand to see the prospect put through his paces.

The Carolina Panthers were obviously one of the teams in attendance and could have a shot at taking Lance at No. 8 overall in they see enough that convinces them he can be their long-term starter at the position. Matt Rhule and Scott Fitterer said all the right things regarding Teddy Bridgewater in their midweek pressers, but actions speak louder than words and it’s clear they are looking at every possible option regarding a potential upgrade.

What happens over the next few weeks in terms of free agency or a potential bombshell trade for someone like Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans will be crucial. But if they decide to wait until the draft, then Lance will be high on their shortlist of options.

Lance did absolutely nothing to hurt his credentials during his pro-day drills. Here are three big takeaways that Rhule and Fitterer can take from the event.