A complete list of Carolina Panthers picks in the 2023 NFL Draft can be found below.

Round 1


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Bryce Young

QB Alabama

(from Chicago)

Grade: A

The Panthers gave up a steep price (wide receiver D.J. Moore and high draft picks) to move up to get their young franchise QB of choice for new offensive-minded coach Frank Reich. But Young is an excellent choice, worthy of such an aggressive move up because arm, athleticism, leadership, intangibles, playmaking and all-out mature “it factor.” His size becomes a non-issues because the skills and talent in all other areas are off the charts.

Round 2


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Jonathan Mingo

WR Mississippi

Grade: D

Mingo shot up boards late because of some workout impressions, but in the end he’s more of a Day 3 selection given his strength/toughness profiles as a big slot vs. the big-play outside threat the Panthers needed for Bryce Young. Mingo was picked based on Adam Thielen being a short-term option.

Round 3

PICK #17

Carolina Panthers

D.J. Johnson

EDGE Oregon

(from Pittsburgh)

Grade: C

The Panthers were good to think about getting a power-based complement for Brian Burns. It’s an average move because Johnson is more of a mid-Day 3 pick than a late Day 2 one.

Round 4

PICK #12

Carolina Panthers

Chandler Zavala

G North Carolina State

Round 5

PICK #10

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Jammie Robinson

S Florida State