The Carolina Panthers, owners of the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, have one more quarterback pro-day stop remaining among the passers they're considering drafting. And if their coach's comments about this final QB are any indication, Panthers fans might want to get to know him even better right now.

Florida's Anthony Richardson takes the stage at the Gators' pro day on Thursday, which NFL+ will have live coverage of, beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET. Richardson was a standout at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine and again will get a chance to impress the Panthers and the NFL's other 31 teams down in Gainesville.

But if we can take Panthers head coach Frank Reich at face value, he's already been plenty impressed.

"He's an exciting player," Reich said Tuesday at the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, via "Even before the combine, watching his tape, there are plays and throws all over the tape that scream top-of-the draft pick."

So are we witnessing a Cam Newton-like rise from Richardson? The similarities are nearly unavoidable.