The Carolina Panthers have committed to Matt Moore as their quarterback in what could be a make-or-break season for coach John Fox, but they are reportedly eyeing a move up the draft board tonight to grab Texas quarterback Colt McCoy.
McCoy didn’t get quite the scrutiny another quarterback who went undrafted Thursday did – Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen – but he slid into the second round as well. Both figure to be off the board in the top half of the second round.
As Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports, with the Panthers currently sitting at No. 48, the 16th pick of the second round, Carolina will likely have to trade up to ensure it can get McCoy.
Cleveland is known to like McCoy and the Browns are sitting at No. 38 with the sixth pick of the round. Oakland (39) and Buffalo (41) could also stand in the way of the Panthers and McCoy. So, Carolina will need to find a trade partner, someone willing to drop down to the middle of the round. That could be fairly pricy. But you would think a team like the Rams, Buccaneers or Chiefs – all clubs with vast needs to fill – might entertain the right package.
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