Realistic career expectations for every Panthers 2022 draft pick

(Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) Ikem Ekwonu
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Matt Corral at Ole Miss (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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What are some realistic expectations for the career of each player from an impressive Carolina Panthers 2022 draft class?

With this year’s draft now behind us, all eyes are on the future of the newest NFL players.

The Carolina Panthers came away with six selections in 2022 and are desperately hoping that at least a few of those guys turn out to be impact players to help get the franchise back to winning.

This year’s crop of players wasn’t as star-studded as some drafts in the past. But it was a deep class and as always, there will be some steals and surprises that nobody expected.

You can find a different variety of grades for all 32 teams in the league on how they did drafting. Overall, it seems that many experts were pleased with the class that Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer came away with.

Fitterer took the best offensive tackle on the board with the team’s No. 6 overall pick, then managed to trade back into the third round to get a quarterback.

There were no eye-popping decisions and it seemed like Carolina’s brass stayed to the course, making for a very solid haul.

Now, the real question is how good will this class turn out?

With not as many players as most draft classes, the Panthers will really need their latest recruits from college to meet their potential.

While any player can, and likely will surprise to some extent, here is a look at the realistic expectations for how each selection’s career will turn out.