Panthers Still Don’t Know Who They’ll Pick With The 1st Pick Of The 2023 Draft Despite Massive Trade

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The Carolina Panthers have traded a haul to the Bears for the 1st overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. This includes WR DJ Moore, the 9th overall pick in 2023, the 61st overall pick in 2023, the 2024 1st round pick, and the 2nd round pick in 2025.

Despite this huge trade, Sports Illustrated reporter Albert Breer has confirmed that the Panthers are still uncertain about who they will pick with the first overall selection.

Many would express disbelief over the Panthers’ lack of a clear pick, especially after trading such a large amount of assets to move up to the first spot.

However, it seems as though the team is very comfortable with a few of the top quarterback prospects and wants to give all of them a fair chance through the draft process. These top prospects include Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ohio State’s CJ Stroud, Florida’s Anthony Richardson, and Kentucky’s Will Levis.

Interestingly, the Panthers are also open to the idea of trading down from the first overall pick if they feel that multiple players are worthy of being taken at that spot. They may want to recoup some of the draft capital they gave up in the trade with the Bears.

The Texans are one team that could potentially be interested in trading up to the top spot, as they had considered doing so themselves. If Houston becomes hot on Bryce Young or CJ Stroud, it could make sense for them to give up a pick to move up, especially since they have already gone through the process of considering a trade with Carolina.

This is a highly intriguing situation that will undoubtedly continue to develop in the coming weeks leading up to the draft. The Panthers’ uncertain stance on who they will pick has added a new layer of excitement and anticipation to an already highly anticipated event.

It remains to be seen who will be chosen first overall, but one thing is for sure: the Panthers have a lot of options and a lot of draft capital to work with.