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Bryce Young showing great command of Panthers offense in OTAs

Bryce Young throws a pass during Alabama's Pro Day
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Carolina is fine with Bryce Young being the No. 2 quarterback behind Andy Dalton heading into the season, but the coaching staff cannot deny what the No. 1 overall selection brings to the team.

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Young, an alumnus of the University of Alabama, looked impressive in rookie minicamp. He has taken the same approach to begin organized team activities (OTAs) for the Panthers. According to Cameron Wolfe, a National Reporter for NFL Network, Panthers head coach Frank Reich came away very impressed with Young’s command of the offense. Reich said Young’s command was ’10 out of 10′ on day one of OTAs. Dalton even pointed out that Young recognized a mislabeled tag on a call sheet.

His ability to process information is off the charts. Young scored a 98 on the S2 Cognition Test. 

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The test evaluates how quickly players can process information on the field. Mel Kiper Jr., an ESPN NFL Draft analyst, called Young one of the best processors at the quarterback position he has ever studied. The California native finished his career for Alabama ranked second all-time for passing yards (8,356), passing touchdowns (80), and total touchdowns (87). 

He became the Crimson Tide’s first Heisman winner at quarterback in 2021.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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