2023 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers take Bryce Young at No. 1; three QBs off the board with the first three picks

Well, it was an eventful Friday night. Panthers moved from 9th to 1st overall for the right to receive his franchise’s quarterback., and in the process the Bears were the beneficiaries of a ton of draft capital and wide receiver DJ Moore. On the surface: Chicago wins this trade, but if the future Carolina quarterback turns out to be the Guy, nothing else will matter.

Of course, former Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and I talked about this on the First Pick emergency podcast:

Also worth noting: Here’s what CBS Sports NFL insider Jonathan Jones wrote about what new Panthers coach Frank Reich is looking for in a quarterback:

“There are so many different ways to play position” Reich told Jones last week, “but at some level you have to be able to be an accurate passer. You have to be so tough, you have to be a great leader, you have to be able to process information fairly quickly. you need to be able to play from your pocket. I love all movements. There are guys who can move the trigger point, get the guys out of the pocket, but there’s still the old school mentality: “Hey, there will be times in the game where you have to win out of pocket.” So those are some of the things you’re looking for.”

So who is the Panther targeting? Spielman and I also discussed this:

In addition to the actual trade, I also included a dummy project – the Colts moved up one position to No. 3 to get the quarterback. And with the help of colleague R. J. White reliable trade value charthere is the compensation:

Colts get: No. 3 overall

Cardinals receive: #4, #164, 2024 second

Keep reading to see how the rest of the first round unfolds.

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Remember, there are only 31 first-round picks in this bogus draft because the Dolphins were stripped of their first-round pick due to rigging.

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