2023 NFL Mock Draft

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Bryce Young



It's official, Bryce Young is a Carolina Panther!

It has been rumored for weeks now that the Panthers brass has been head over heels in love with Bryce Young, and it's not hard to see why. Bryce's accolades as a QB at the University of Alabama are truly legendary. Not only was he the 2021 Davey O'Brien award winner, but Young has also won a national championship and a Heisman Trophy while going 23-4 as a career starter for the Crimson Tide. Bryce can also lay claim to being the only Alabama QB to throw for over 3000 yards in two separate seasons while also setting the single season passing yards record for Alabama at 4872!

What makes this pick even more exciting is how perfectly Carolina is built to support a rookie QB like Bryce Young! The Panthers have spent the last three seasons putting young talented pieces throughout the roster. Bryce will need high-level tackle play and last year's first-round pick Ikem Ekwonu should quickly become Bryce's best friend keeping him clean in the pocket. Add on top a stout young defense moving to a 3-4 with a brand-new coaching staff that has 11 Super Bowl rings amongst them, and you have a PERFECT situation for Bryce Young to hit the ground running! A new era of Panthers football has OFFICIALLY begun!

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- Cody Lachney, Panthers Analyst

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