6 under-the-radar QB prospects the Panthers should monitor for 2023 draft

(Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports) Grayson McCall
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Carolina Panthers should monitor Grayson McCall

  • Quarterback | Coastal Carolina

One could have made a case for Grayson McCall being the first quarterback taken in 2022 from a class that came with just one first-rounder and many others going much later than anticipated. However, the gifted signal-caller opted to remain in college at Coastal Carolina rather than take his chances at the next level.

Whether this gamble pays off for McCall is unclear. But he’ll be another prospect that the Carolina Panthers and others across the NFL will be watching closely throughout the upcoming campaign.

McCall is a true leader of men with the talent to match. His 2021 season was outstanding and resulted in the player completing 73.1 percent of his passes for 2,873 yards, 27 touchdowns, just three interceptions, and a phenomenal passer efficiency rating of 207.6.

This built on his exceptional first season as a starter in 2021 and if there is more to come from McCall, his draft stock will soar as a result.

Obviously, it’s unlikely McCall become the first signal-caller taken given the presence of Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud in this class. But that does not mean he cannot make his presence felt immediately in Carolina or somewhere else.

McCall oozes confidence passing the football and is a natural in the pocket. Providing more velocity on sideline throws comes and his decision-making takes a step forward, then this is a kid with real promise.