Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVMarch 21, 2023 Sean Gardner/Getty Images Don’t be surprised if the Carolina Panthers make Alabama’s Bryce Young the very first gamer off the board at this year’s NFL draft. ESPN’s Todd McShay stated on First Draft Tuesday that a source informed him (10:00 mark), “Young is currently their person at that No. 1 area. He’s never ever been incorrect. … I believe it definitely boils down to C.J. Stroud and Young. It’s not Anthony Richardson from Florida, it’s not Kentucky’s Will Levis. It’s one of those 2 men. I’m hearing Young, however Stroud appears to be a much better suitable for what Frank Reich is utilized to in the previous dealing with quarterbacks.” All eyes are on the Panthers, who hold the leading general choice after swinging a trade with the Chicago Bears– the sort of relocation a group typically does not do unless they wish to choose a quarterback. Which quarterback, nevertheless, is the concern. Young is a previous Heisman Trophy winner who tossed for 80 goals and simply 12 interceptions in his college profession. There’s little doubt that on the field he was dominant, and if he was 6’2″ there ‘d be little doubt he was a deserving leading total choice. He’s not. He’s 5’10”, which has actually caused concerns about whether he may have a hard time at the NFL level. Not that Reich seems too worried about his height, informing press reporters Monday that he provided Russell Wilson a “really high grade” ahead of the 2012 NFL draft. “Don’t check out anything into it,” he included. “I’m simply stating that since all these individuals are putting this label on me that I just take a look at huge quarterbacks.” “I think all 4 of these men will make an effect in this league,” he included of Young, Stroud, Richardson and Levis. The latter 3 are all 6’3″ or taller, more in line with the taller quarterbacks Reich has actually dealt with in his NFL training profession like Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers and Carson Wentz. Eventually, it comes down to the examination. If Young grades out atop Carolina’s board, he’ll be the choice. As we near April’s draft, it sounds as though that may be the case.