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Mel Kiper Jr. shares his prediction on who will be selected first overall by the Panthers

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First it was Chris Mortensen predicting that the Carolina Panthers would select Bryce Young first overall, and then it was Adam Schefter. Now, NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. seems to be giving his thoughts on the first overall pick.

Kiper Jr. told Paul Finnebaum that he believes the Alabama signal caller will be the first overall pick by the Carolina Panthers.

“Last week is when I got the intel, and I checked with Adam (Schefter) and [Chris Mortensen] and they said, ‘Bryce Young we’re hearing.’ The consensus among my people — my friends in the league — was Bryce Young. Wasn’t everybody, but the consensus was Young. Then when Mortensen and Adam said Young, I went with Bryce Young.

“It looks like all indications right now. I don’t know if I would write it in pen yet, but I’m close to feeling that way,” Kiper said on the show.

Carolina made a huge trade with the Bears back in March and we all knew they were coming up for a quarterback, we just didn’t know which one. It sounds now like the Panthers are leaning towards Young from Bama.

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