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 Bryce Young

In all honesty, the Carolina Panthers couldn’t go wrong with either of the top-two prospects on this list. The trickiest part is moving up from No. 9 overall high enough to secure their services.

Bryce Young has magic that just cannot be taught. He is a magician under center who’s set college football alight over the last two years and looks set to be the latest Alabama signal-caller to thrive at the next level.

The obvious concerns surrounding Young center on his height and weight. He is slight in build – which is a concern from a durability standpoint – but it hasn’t bothered him so far and the player has already signaled his intent to bulk up before going against grown men who won’t hesitate to put him out of commission.

Young’s processing, ability to create something out of nothing and arm strength is right where it needs to be. He is also someone that players naturally gravitate towards, which should smooth his transition from college to the pros and into a locker room leader.

There’s little chance Young makes it out of the top two selections. If nobody trades up with the Chicago Bears, the Houston Texans will jump at the chance to make him their franchise player.

Carolina has a big decision to make. And they need to do it quickly.