The Carolina Panthers are widely regarded as the team that will take the first quarterback off the board in the 2022 NFL Draft. Four of our five CBS Sports NFL Draft experts have Carolina taking either Kenny Pickett out of Pittsburgh or Malik Willis from Liberty with the No. 6 overall pick, but a new report indicates the Panthers would rather trade out of their first pick.

The Panthers have talked to numerous teams about trading down, per NFL Media. As Mike Giardi explains it, Carolina could pick a quarterback later in the first round while also acquiring draft capital at the same time. This 2022 class is not headlined by the quarterback prospects much like last year's class was, so instead of quarterback-needy teams trading up, we could see one trade down.