Carolina coach John Fox has said he’s committed to Matt Moore as his starting quarterback, and Moore says he feels like the Panthers are his team. But the team could change all that by selecting Texas quarterback Colt McCoy in the second round of the NFL draft.
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that the Panthers are interested enough in McCoy to consider moving up in the second round on Friday to take him.
The Panthers own have the 16th pick in the second round, 48th overall, and if they want McCoy they’d probably need to move up about 10 spots. The Browns (picking 38th), Raiders (39th) and Bills (41st) have been connected to McCoy in various mock drafts.
McCoy started all 52 games of his college career at Texas and put up phenomenal numbers, although some question whether he’s a good fit for an NFL-style offense. Moore has only started eight games in his NFL career, but he played very well in five starts in 2009, finishing the season with a 98.5 passer rating.