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The Panthers Boast A New Face Of The Franchise With The No. 1 Overall Pick

Updated: Jun 28, 2023

The future of Bryce Young is with the Carolina Panthers. While many have picked against his size and believe he will have issues with durability in the league, he was still the number one overall pick in the draft.

Young’s stature is of former Seattle Seahawk and current Denver Bronco Russell Wilson’s or even Arizona Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray, all at 5’10. Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in the league, with or without the Legion of Boom.

His track history cannot go unnoticed. Kyler Murray was good for three seasons but didn’t play the smartest. He also admitted to not watching films, which could be his downfall as a great quarterback.

Both Wilson and Murray suffered injuries in the 2022 season. However, Russell suffered more than one injury, plus a cranial concussion. Murray had a season-ending ACL injury.

Although Bryce’s sizable investment cost two-first round draft picks, two-second round picks, and D.J. Moore, his small frame could be an issue.

However, it was an absolute no-brainer for the Panthers not to select Bryce. Young had durability issues with the Alabama Crimson Tide because he was shorter and lighter than the average quarterback. His size could be a source of problems in his tenure with the Carolina Panthers.

The Pros Of Selecting Bryce Young

Bryce Young is arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the draft, if not the best. His arm strength is one of his strongest suits. Though his arm strength isn’t elite, he’s a natural talent.

Young can deliver passes quickly, especially in short and intermediate ranges.

His arm is elastic, and he can generate throws from different angles while maintaining ball velocity. Moreover, he can be a flexible thrower who can generate velocity from various discomfort points. He can adjust his arm angles to widen throwing windows and expose defenses.

If he’s not making passes, he can escape out of the pocket with his creative capacity. Young can generate elusiveness with his stop-and-start ability. With his well-balanced cuts and spontaneous style of play, he knows how to escape contact. He shows an impeccable range of burst and speed while out of the pocket.

As a field general, Young’s vision is also pretty good. To manage and see the players down the field, he knows about anticipation and knows where the guys will be on the field. He understands that he has read the correct coverages, whether it’s a clean pocket or a collapsed pocket.

He processes quickly, especially with his off-script play. When he can keep his eyes on the move with his full-field awareness, it is safe to notice that Young is a dangerous player off-script.

Are The Panthers The Team To Beat In The NFC South?

With the addition of Bryce Young, the Panthers could be in the running to be one of the teams to beat in the NFC South. With the proliferation of HC Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Thomas Brown, the Panthers are shaping to reach the playoffs for the first time in five years.

Frank Reich is an offensive wizard and QB guru.

He has a proven track record of success and knows how to shape quarterbacks into being the next big thing. Reich’s work with Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz, and Matt Ryan who have all succeeded in some sort.

Reich can shape Bryce Young into a quarterback juggernaut, and he can succeed. Reich knows what it takes to lead a locker room from the perspective of the quarterback position and as a head coach.

If Reich can develop Bryce into a Top-10 QB in the league in his rookie season, the Panthers have a good chance of being the team to beat in the NFC South.


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