4 major observations from the Carolina Panthers drafting Matt Corral

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Carolina Panthers could still draft a QB in 2023

As stated previously, this is a fine opportunity for Matt Corral to start silencing his doubters and prove that the teams that passed on him were wrong to do so. It’s also a situation where the quarterback could get starting reps much sooner than anticipated if everything clicks into place right away.

There is a chance things don’t work out. But at least the Carolina Panthers took their shot and looked to find improvements at the most important position on the field.

If that proves to be the case and the Panthers are in with a chance at taking a stud quarterback prospect from a much stronger 2023 class, then it’s unlikely taking Corral this far down the pecking order will prevent such a move from becoming a reality.

Again, this is all about Corral focusing on what he can control. He’s probably heard all the criticism surrounding his durability and decision-making at times, so developing problem areas can only help as he looks to unseat Sam Darnold from the starting job at the earliest possible opportunity.

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All the risk has gone. It only cost the Panthers a 2023 third-round pick and a late fourth-rounder to get themselves up to No. 94, which could be worth its weight in gold if Corral hits the ground running.