Lefors in the 4th

The Panthers drafted their first quarterback since selecting Chris Weinke in the 2001 draft, taking Louisville QB Stefan Lefors with the 121st pick overall.

Lefors, 6-0, 201 lbs. doesn't have prototypical QB height but has blazing speed for the position.

Stefan is from Baton Rouge, LA, and is adept at sign language because both of his parents are deaf.

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Stefan LeFors School: Louisville

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 206 40: 4.62 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Starter and first team all-conference selection the past two seasons. Senior passing numbers included 73.5%/2,596/20/3, with 333 yards rushing with three scores.

Positives: High percentage thrower best in the short passing game. Sets in the pocket with good fundamentals, looks off the safety and displays outstanding field vision. Sells the ball fakes, patient and buys time for pass catchers. Goes through receiver progressions, looks away from the primary target and throws to the safe underneath outlet. Displays an outstanding feel for where receivers are on the field.

Negatives: Loses speed throwing on the move. Cannot drive the deep throw and passes tend die.

Analysis: A true leader on the field who does a great job directing the offense, LeFors is an undersized passer with marginal arm strength. Consistent throughout college, he could effectively backup in a west coast offense. Also has potential to line up at several different positions.

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