2023 NFL Draft Grades For Every First-Round Pick

1. Carolina Panthers: QB Bryce Young

Grade: A

Leading up to the draft, it became clear the Panthers had keyed in on Bryce Young as the top pick. Carolina has been missing a difference-making signal caller since Cam Newton’s MVP season in 2015. Young will be joining a roster that doesn’t necessarily reflect a team selecting first overall. The Panthers are talented despite trading away both Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore in the last six months. Picking a QB was a no-brainer for the Panthers once they traded up to No. 1, and Young was the top-ranked passer on the board.

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