The Carolina Panthers are expected to pick a quarterback after the sixth round in the NFL draft on April 28. At least that is what the draft watchers say, and when it comes to their roster, it's evident why.
What if the Panthers do not, then what if they decide to pick their quarterback next year?
Some well-known draft experts have as many as five quarterbacks in their first-round mock picks: Ole Miss Matt Corral, North Carolina's Sam Howell, Pittsburgh's Kenny Pickett, Cincinnati's Desmond Ridder, and Liberty's Malik Willis, who started his college degree at.
One talent evaluator or another has dubbed the highly productive college quarterbacks. Yet, one term is not being used to describe any of the quarterbacks.
For quarterback-hungry teams such as Carolina, this situation presents a first-round dilemma.
"This will be interesting given that the tackles will be the top players on the board," the Panthers general manager said of his team's first-round selection. "But we do need a quarterback, and at some point you must take a shot, especially in the top 10. You dislike to force it, because when you force it, you may make a mistake.
Its a unique quarterback class because there isn't a clear No. 1, No. 2, No. 3. Like, who's the proven starter who can come in and play for you? That'll be the conversation we have for the next month quarterback or left tackle.
"It's crucial to getting the right person with the right makeup and the appropriate skill set for your offense," says the author. So much of it is what surrounds him. You've got to be able to protect them."
The Panthers still have quarterback Sam Darnold, who is on loan for the 2022 season.
Does Carolina owner David Tepper really believe that the people who traded three draft choices for Darnold and exercised Darnold's big-money option for 2022, only to discover that his performances for the New York Jets in 2021 mirrored his appearance in the previous three seasons, who will examine who of the homogeneous quarterback prospects has the greatest NFL future?
The out-of-the-gate quarterback pickers will not be guessing in the 2023 NFL Draft. QB Bryce Young will be scooped up as quickly as possible, and the next quarterback picker will take on CJ Stroud from Ohio State. They will be described as franchise quarterbacks.
The Dolphins' 2019 season includes "tanking for Tua," which means they may get another Alabama quarterback in 2022, and have a much-needed offensive tackle in place for the Crimson Tide quarterback's arrival next year.
The Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers are thought to be the most adept teams perusing quarterbacks for first-round consideration. The Seahawks have the No. 9 pick, while the Steelers start at No. 20.
What if the Seahawks get Baker Mayfield from the Cleveland Browns? Some teams are going to get him at bargain terms, and even Mayfield believes Seattle is his most likely landing spot, with Cleveland punching him to the curb after obtaining Deshaun Watson. Mayfield might make the Seahawks view QB with less urgency than the No. 9 pick.
Could a NFL Draft reach its 10th pick without a quarterback selection?
When Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel was at No. 16, he was the only quarterback in the first round, 17 quarterbacks have been chosen in the first nine selections.
A look at the players who might be selected in the first round on April 28, based on the draft order as it currently stands:
Iowa's No. 1: With Aidan Hutchinson, the Jaguars have won the championship.
Kayvon Thibodeaux, an Oregon edge rusher, has been picked up by the Detroit Lions.
The Houston Texans defeat Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal, 3-0.
The New York Jets have sent Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker on No. 4
The New York Giants defeats Mississippi State's Charles Cross on Saturday's 5th pound.
The Carolina Panthers defeat North Carolina State offensive tackle Ikem Ekwonu on No. 6
Derek Stingley, a LSU cornerback, has been named the New York Giants for No. 7
Garrett Wilson, a Georgia State wide receiver, has been named by the Atlanta Falcons on November 8th.
Trent McDuffie, a Washington cornerback, is the Seattle Seahawks' ninth pick.
The New York Jets beat Cincinnati back Ahmad Gardner on November 10th.
The Washington Commanders release wide receiver Jameson Williams on No. 11
George Karlaftis, a Purdue edge rusher, is a Minnesota Vikings player.
The Houston Texans hold out against Notre Dame in No. 13 on safety Kyle Hamilton.
Tyler Linderbaum, an Iowa center, is the new coach for the Baltimore Ravens.
The Philadelphia Eagles are out of town on No. 15: Southern Cal wide receiver Drake London.
The New Orleans Saints have defeated Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett on Saturday's 16th.
Jordan Davis, a Georgia defensive lineman, has been named by the Los Angeles Chargers on November 17th.
Devin Lloyd, a Utah linebacker, has been named No. 18 by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The New Orleans Saints take on Bernhard Raimann in the Central Michigan offensive on November 19th.
Liberty quarterback Malik Willis is the first woman to be named by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
New England Patriots cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. on No. 21
Arkansas wide receiver Treylon is being pushed back by the Green Bay Packers on November 22.
The Arizona Cardinals have named Florida cornerback Kaiir Elam on No. 23.
The Dallas Cowboys throw Jermaine Johnson II in the Florida State on No. 24
Auburn forward Roger McCreary is out against the Buffalo Bills in his 25th season.
The Tennessee Titans defeat Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave on No. 26
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat Boston College guard Zion Johnson on No. 27.
Trevor Penning, a Northern Iowa offensive tackle, is the latest in a row by the Green Bay Packers.
The Kansas City Chiefs rescue Daxton Hill in Michigan on No. 29
The Kansas City Chiefs dispatch Georgia wide receiver George Pickens on No. 30
Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean is sent to the Cincinnati Bengals as the number 31 deadline is announced.
Matt Corral, the quarterback of Ole Miss, is being promoted by the Detroit Lions.
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Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter.