5 draft tips for Carolina Panthers fans heading into 2023 offseason

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Develop your own opinions, stand on the table for your guys

One of the best things about being an NFL Draft analyst is developing my own opinions on prospects and standing on the table for players I am higher on than others.

When it comes to watching draft prospects, everyone sees a player differently no matter how good or bad they might be. It’s okay if you have a different opinion than someone else.

Having discussions and good discourse will be healthy for the draft community and it allows others to understand different perspectives. There is no right or wrong answer with prospects.

However, it’s crucial to keep your opinions on players fluid. Sometimes you may have to go back into the film room to re-watch a player and re-adjust your grade or even re-confirm something you saw.

This is also good for when you are standing on the table for your favorite prospects in the draft. Guys you are likely higher on than the consensus.

A good example of that is my recent thoughts on Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson, who I believe is a much better prospect than given credit for despite being a raw player in general. Someone the Carolina Panthers could take at No. 9 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Sometimes players I’ve stood on the table for are picked higher than expected, and others go undrafted. On occasions, these players don’t turn into the guy you anticipate, and that’s fine.

Remember, develop your own opinions on prospects, keep them fluid and pound the table for the prospects you like more than most.