6 under-the-radar QB prospects the Panthers should monitor for 2023 draft
Carolina Panthers should monitor Anthony Richardson
- Quarterback | Florida
There are so many unknowns surrounding Anthony Richardson ahead of the 2022 season. His physical attributes are absolutely off the charts, but this will be the first time we get to see the quarterback over a prolonged period under center after turning out just 10 times over the last two years.
Richardson has the size, physicality, and athleticism to take college football by storm. The signal-caller has a lot of growing to do in pursuit of maximizing his exceptional skill set, but the same was said of Cam Newton before his final season at Auburn and we all know what happened after.
Newton had similar traits to Richardson. Something the Carolina Panthers benefitted from endlessly after making the right call at No. 1 overall in 2011.
Asking Richardson to accomplish a Heisman Trophy and national championship season with the Gators is unrealistic. But if the prospect becomes more consistent, continues his exciting development, and establishes himself as a true dual-threat force with NFL potential, then there will be a queue of possible suitors during his pre-draft evaluation.
Of all the quarterbacks entering the league in 2023, none have the scope to improve their stock more than Richardson. A player that the Panthers should have a keen eye on throughout.