Patterson spent two seasons as the starting quarterback for the Michigan football team, throwing for 5,661 yards, 45 touchdowns and 15 interceptions across 2018 and 2019. He also rushed for 323 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Panthers received the No. 1 pick in the draft after the USFL, a professional football league that first launched in 1983 before dissolving after three seasons, announced its return for 2022. The draft rounds were broken up by position, so each team selected their starting quarterback in the first round.
Here’s a look at who the Panthers selected in the first 12 rounds on Day 1 of the draft:
All eight USFL teams will play in Birmingham, Alabama, for the first season.