3 reasons the Carolina Panthers should avoid drafting Will Levis in 2023

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Carolina Panthers cannot afford another miss

Now that Matt Rhule is no longer around, there could be a little more collectivity when it comes to personnel decisions. Much was made of his absolute power and the lengths he would go to for his own way, which was nothing short of catastrophic considering there was no consistent evaluation or development of players under his leadership.

Even though a new head coach and general manager Scott Fitterer have some time to get this right, it does not detract from what a monumental decision this will become for the Carolina Panthers. Both for their short-term fortunes and aspirations in the coming years.

Will Levis is an exciting prospect when in the mood with a rocket for an arm. But he’s folded in most big games this season and there is far more bad than good when truly examining his overall production in 2022.

Fans are demanding nothing but the correct decision. If Bryce Young or C.J. Stroud is available, the Panthers shouldn’t hesitate, although Steve Wilks and his players won’t be rolling over to guarantee this by any stretch.

If they have to widen their net, Levis will be evaluated. But there is also real momentum building around Anthony Richardson, the Florida standout who’s drawn comparisons to former Panthers icon Cam Newton.

Either way, the Panthers cannot afford another miss. Something that makes avoiding Levis almost a necessity unless dramatic improvements come in the not-too-distant future.