5 quarterbacks the Panthers could still select in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Sam Ehlinger – Texas

One of the more intriguing quarterback prospects coming out this year is Sam Ehlinger. The Texas star has some undeniably good film from his time with the Longhorns that is matched by some bemusing performances that leave you wondering just how successful he’s going to be at the next level.

Ehlinger’s leadership qualities and ability to put his body on the line in pursuit of victory are unchallenged. He commanded the respect of teammates in college and came up with the good more often than not when it mattered most. But there are some obvious concerns regarding his skill set and just how smoothly this will transition to the professional ranks.

The prospect possesses average arm strength and something that could complicate his potential as a starter. Ehlinger might not be afraid of the big moment, but there is a chance he is more in the mold of Tim Tebow in terms of having productivity in college before ultimately falling a little short in the NFL.

However, if the Carolina Panthers identify him as a prospect that has some upside as a development project that could perhaps gain valuable experience on their practice squad, Ehilinger might be available on Day 3 depending on how highly he is coveted.