Jimmy Clausen finally finds a home in Carolina

Jimmy Clausen’s wait is finally over.

Many pundits thought that Clausen would be long gone by the 48th overall pick, yet there he was, prime for the taking when the Carolina Panthers were on the clock in the second round. Despite the need for a wide receiver, the Panthers saw value in Clausen, who might be the most NFL-ready quarterback in this draft.

Rumor has it that Clausen’s toe injury scared teams away. There’s also concern over his attitude and leadership abilities, but no matter how you slice it, he shouldn’t have fallen as far as he did. He has decent arm strength, good decision-making and is a fairly accurate signal caller. The Panthers got great value for a player that might turn out to be their franchise quarterback.

While Matt Moore is still expected to be Carolina’s Week 1 starter, Clausen will likely push for the job in preseason. Even if Moore wins the job, Clausen could see time if Moore struggles.

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