Ranking the top-five QB prospects the Panthers could draft in 2023

(Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) Bryce Young
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Carolina Panthers could draft Will Levis

There aren’t many more polarizing prospects entering the NFL this year. Will Levis has the intangibles, but many see a long road ahead for the quarterback before he’s ready to assume command under center at the next level.

Levis has an absolute cannon for an arm and can make any throw with ease. If that was all it took to succeed, he’d be the No. 1 overall selection this year.

However, that’s not the case. There are some significant flaws in Levis’ game that need to be rectified – and this isn’t going to happen overnight.

The former Kentucky stud doesn’t process things quickly enough. Levis also has trouble recognizing pressure and makes the wrong decisions frequently when under any sort of duress.

This makes it imperative that Levis lands in the right fit with coaches who can nurture his obvious potential. The Carolina Panthers fit the mold in no uncertain terms after Frank Reich and David Tepper put together arguably the NFL’s most accomplished staff from top to bottom.

NFL teams don’t draft players for what they’ve produced in college. It’s what they could become as professionals that counts.

The Panthers reportedly like Levis. But whether trading substantial draft capital to attain his services is a completely different question.