After significant controversy, the Carolina Panthers selected University of Alabama quarterback Bryce Young as the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
He is classified as being only 5-foot-10 and weighing little more than 200 pounds, which is the only reason some people weren’t sure if he would be the first player chosen.
Muggsy Bogues, another lanky athlete from Charlotte, has come out in favor of Young.
Bogues was selected with the No. 12 overall choice in the 1987 NBA Draft, and after playing with the Washington Bullets for one season, he joined the first Charlotte Hornets.
Even though he was under-average in height at 5-foot-3, he was able to remain around and have a successful 14-year career thanks to his ability and determination.
Even though Young is tiny, he has a lot of other attributes that could indicate a successful NFL career.
He possesses an amazing intuitive feel for the game, a good pocket presence, the ability to maneuver beyond the pocket and throw passes while in motion.
In fact, a Thursday of the draft ESPN commentator claimed that Young would be considered a generational talent if he had the height one would anticipate from an NFL quarterback.
The Panthers might really be competitive right immediately if Young doesn’t perform too poorly in 2023, despite the fact that most No. 1 picks go to horrible teams.
Along with a running back who was selected to the Pro Bowl the previous year in Miles Sanders, they also have two reliable wide receivers in Adam Thielen and DJ Chark.