4 moves the Carolina Panthers must make following 2022 NFL Draft

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Carolina Panthers must take their time with Matt Corral

After biding their time and striking quickly, the Carolina Panthers got the No. 1 quarterback on their board in Round No. 3 after a dramatic slide for Matt Corral. This was probably disappointing for the Ole Miss product, who now enters the league with a huge chip on his shoulder after being shunned until No. 94 overall.

Corral has a superb opportunity in Carolina. Providing his transition goes smoothly and he is able to pick things up in an efficient manner, then there is a high likelihood that the signal-caller could replace Sam Darnold at some stage during the 2022 season.

If not sooner.

All eyes will be on this particular training camp battle. Darnold has enough in the way of poor production to suggest he is not the answer, but rushing Corral could also bring more complications than they are worth in the long run.

If Corral shows enough and the coaching staff is confident in his ability to deploy Ben McAdoo’s system better than Darnold, then one cannot dismiss the notion that he’ll start Week 1.

Should he need a little more time to brush up on certain areas, that’s fine too. But in an ideal world, the Panthers will probably want to see what Corral can do before evaluations begin on a 2023 draft class that is expected to be outstanding.