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

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Trey Lance’s footwork

Much is always made about the footwork of college quarterbacks before they get to the next level. Some, including Trey Lance, spend the majority of their time in a shotgun formation and not under center, which is a key component of NFL-style schemes that a lot of prospects find difficult during the initial stage of transition.

It’s clear Lance has been working on this plenty during preparations for the all-important evaluation process. The signal-caller showed some quick-footed tendencies in short space that really caught the eye during throwing drills and although he didn’t participate in the 40-yard dash, teams only need to put on film to see how much burst he has when running the football.

There is so much upside where Lance is concerned, even though it’s a big call to make for the Carolina Panthers at No. 8 overall. He has some exciting traits that could change games in the NFL and if his pro day was any indication, the prospect has worked hard to ensure he’ll be a top-10 pick when it’s all said and done.

As stated previously, there appears to be no lack of confidence from the player. Lance is a poised individual who rarely gets flustered in the pocket and this additional improvement to his footwork from a technical standpoint will serve him well.