Malik Willis, Matt Corral, Kenny Pickett visiting Panthers today

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It seems inevitable that the Panthers will draft a quarterback after failing to get a veteran. Sam Darnold believes he can be the team’s franchise quarterback, but the Panthers’ 30 prospect visits suggest they don’t feel the same.

Liberty quarterback Malik Willis, Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett and Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral both were scheduled to visit the Panthers on Tuesday, David Newton of ESPN reports. Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder also is expected to meet with the Panthers this week.

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell and Western Kentucky’s Bailey Zappe visited Carolina on Monday.

The Panthers traded for Teddy Bridgewater two years ago and Darnold last year, and both proved to be bridge quarterbacks rather than the answer at the position.

Darnold, the No. 3 overall choice in 2018, threw nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season.

5 responses to “Malik Willis, Matt Corral, Kenny Pickett visiting Panthers today

  1. There are 5 or 6 solid 2nd draft picks at the QB position but you know some foolish desperate team will draft a QB in the 1st rd only to realize none of them are ready to play year one .
    Cinny’s Ridder will ne year two as might be Pitt’s Pickett while the rest are years away with Willis the most sought after QB and a great guy but easily 3 years away .

  2. This draft reminds me of the 2013 draft just with many more EJ Manuel/Geno Smith types available. I feel bad for the teams in need of a QB because u know they’re all going to reach on draft night. Only QB I like in this draft is Matt Corral and I wouldn’t take him until the end of RD1. The rest are all projects outside of Pickett who just isn’t that naturally gifted, an Andy Dalton type QB.

  3. The fact of the matter is that the QB position is still the most important of all sports. So teams will overvalue a QB the like in the draft, which they should. This is supposedly a weaker draft class, but Russell Wilson was the 6th QB taken in his draft and wasn’t drafted until the 3rd round. So if teams fall in love with a QB and they think he might be the guy, regardless of where all the mock drafters have him ranked – their obligation to the teams future is to pull the trigger on that player. You can draft studs at other positions for years, but if the team doesn’t eventually land a leader at the QB position they most likely won’t get to or win a SB. So are QBs overvalued, yep, is it wrong to do so, nope, it only takes being right once to get your franchise QB and it is still the most important position in sports.

  4. Kenny Picket has started the most games in college, he is the most NFL ready QB of the bunch.

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