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Passing on QB in Round 1 shows Panthers, Rhule have patience

Ole Miss dual-threat quarterback Matt Corral drops back to pass during a game earlier this...
Ole Miss dual-threat quarterback Matt Corral drops back to pass during a game earlier this month. Corral, a dark horse candidate for the Heisman Trophy, was named the 2021 C Spire Conerly Trophy award winner Tuesday night as the best college football player in Mississippi. - Photo Courtesy Ole Miss Athletics
Published: May. 2, 2022 at 10:55 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers owner David Tepper preached patience last week when it came to breaking the losing cycle and building a consistent winner.

Over the weekend, the Panthers stayed true to that plan. Instead of reaching for a quarterback with the No. 6 overall pick, Carolina’s big three decision-makers — Tepper, general manager Scott Fitterer and coach Matt Rhule — selected offensive tackle Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu from North Carolina State, filling a less flashy but equally as important need when it comes to building sustained success.

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