6 burning questions Carolina Panthers fans are asking ahead of Week 5

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QB prospects for the Carolina Panthers in 2023

Do we draft a QB and if so then who? C.J. Stroud or Bryce Young? – JG (@DJSZN12)

Good question from, JG! At this point, it would not surprise me if the Carolina Panthers did draft a quarterback next spring. Though a lot can happen between now and next April and it seems too early to say for sure.

I did an article on some quarterback prospects fans should monitor going into the 2022 college football season. So, this seems like a great time to revisit that as we’ve completed the first quarter of the campaign.

C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young have been their usual selves. The Ohio State prospect looks to be the early favorite for the Heisman Trophy and the Alabama standout continues to make absurd plays week in and out.

Kentucky’s Will Levis continues to show patience will be needed before he starts an NFL game. But his flashes have been encouraging and he could still be a top 10 selection.

As for Florida’s Anthony Richardson, he too has a ways to go and it would not be surprising to see him forgo the 2023 NFL Draft to spend another year growing and developing his skill set as a passer.

One prospect that has emerged as of late is D.J. Uiagalelei. The Clemson junior has had a remarkable rebound season after a horrific 2021 campaign and is surging up draft boards across the country as a result.

Trevor Lawrence’s successor has thrown for two more touchdowns (11) than he did all of last season (9). Uiagalelei has all of the tools to be a potential NFL starter. His mechanics, decision-making, and accuracy have improved tremendously and have led to a resurgent Tigers offense.

If the former five-star high school recruit continues to play at this level, he could be the surprise quarterback jumps in the first 20 selections.