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Panthers Say They're Comfortable With A 'Couple' Quarterbacks

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule looks on.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 17: Head coach Matt Rhule of the Carolina Panthers looks on during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

A strong argument can be made that the Carolina Panthers could have the biggest impact on how the draft board shapes out on Thursday night. That's because they're one of the few teams in the top 10 with a clear need at quarterback.

On Tuesday, Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer discussed the team's strategy heading into the first round of the draft.

Fitterer revealed that if he had to pick a quarterback at No. 6 he'd feel comfortable with a couple of them.

Even though Fitterer didn't mention any names, Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett is probably part of that group. After all, he has history with Panthers head coach Matt Rhule.

Pickett committed to Temple back in 2016 when Rhule was the program's head coach. He eventually flipped his commitment to the University of Pittsburgh.

Rhule was seen chatting with Pickett at his pro day earlier this year.

The Panthers haven't just shown interest in Pickett during this draft process. They've reportedly met with Matt Corral, Sam Howell, Desmond Ridder, Malik Willis and Bailey Zappe as well.

All eyes will be on the Panthers with the No. 6 pick in this year's draft.