5 quarterbacks the Carolina Panthers should avoid in 2023

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Carolina Panthers should avoid Will Levis

There is no more polarizing quarterback emerging from the college ranks next year than Will Levis. The Kentucky standout has all the traits normally associated with productive signal-callers at the next level, but his performance levels this season have been deeply concerning and something that could see his stock fall once the in-depth assessments begin.

Levis just hasn’t done enough this season to warrant a top-10 selection. Even though that’s not stopping some draft analysts from projecting such a distinction for the prospect when push comes to shove.

When Levis is on it, there is plenty to like. The arm strength is astonishing and his unique blend of size and mobility has drawn comparisons to Josh Allen, who had similar skills coming out of Wyoming and is now taking the NFL by storm.

While Levis doesn’t have the ceiling of Allen, this is a copycat league. That’s why teams could take a swing on the prospect in the hope he can develop into a difference-maker under center.

Unfortunately for the Carolina Panthers, they don’t have the luxury of picking a development project. Certainly not one with so many question marks.

Perhaps the best thing for Levis is to land on a contender, sitting behind a veteran for one or two seasons to further hone his craft. Considering the need for Carolina to find an instant solution to an ongoing problem, they should look at viable alternatives.