Panthers on the clock: NFL draft decision could make or break Carolina's fortunes for years
Usually, Carolina in March has something to do with college basketball. The Panthers changed that with Friday's blockbuster NFL draft trade.
Now the real mystery at the top of the NFL draft beckons.
Bryce Young or C.J. Stroud? Hit or miss?
Maybe the Carolina Panthers are suddenly poised to finally find their answer for another franchise quarterback by selecting one of the top-rated players from the latest pool of college talent.
If they blow it, though, the ramifications could have a devastating effect that sinks the team for years.
After trading away a bundle of premium picks and top-flight receiver DJ Moore to obtain the No. 1 pick overall in the 2023 draft, that’s the bottom-line pressure facing the Panthers' brain trust, which includes team owner David Tepper, general manager Scott Fitterer and new coach Frank Reich.