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2022 NFL Draft Profile: Matt Corral

Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss Rebels, 2022 NFL Draft

Corral has all the makings of a modern starting quarterback in the NFL

There's plenty to like when it comes to Matt Corral and that's why the Ole Miss quarterback may not have to wait too long to hear his name called in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. The athleticism is obvious and he put up solid numbers in the toughest conference in  college football. He may not check all the boxes but he checks enough that he could be one of the first 32 players taken when the draft gets started on April 28.

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Matt Corral Draft Profile

College: Ole Miss
Class: Jr.
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205

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Strong Points

A high-end recruit who took a little while to get going in Oxford, Corral has all the makings of a modern starting quarterback in the NFL. He’s a natural athlete, with the light feet to float in the pocket and the ability to create when forced off-platform. His arm isn’t elite, but he’s quick in everything he does, and he doesn’t lose much when forced to change arm angles or throw from awkward positions. There’s more than enough arm strength to zip throws from the opposite hash, and he shows the ability to drive the ball into tight windows at the intermediate level. His downfield touch is excellent, and he shows good accuracy when dropping throws over the linebacker level. He’ll move defenders with his eyes to open windows.

Weak Points

He’s a tad undersized, and his arm falls short of an elite level. There are times when Corral is positively reckless with the ball. Figuring out when he can test rapidly closing windows against fast NFL defenders will be key to getting on the field early on, especially when moving to his second or third read, when he tends to get careless with the ball.

Summary

Corral would benefit from a highly schemed offense early, and he has the kind of light feet and feel for mapping things on the move that would make him an ideal fit in a bootleg-heavy offense. The lack of truly elite arm talent and a penchant for putting the ball in danger could limit his ceiling, but Corral is undoubtedly quality starter material.

Final Grade: 1st/2nd Round

YearGWLYDSYPAPCTTDSINTR-YDSTDS

2018

4

0

0

239

10.9

72.7

2

1

83

2

2019

10

2

2

1,362

7.7

59.0

6

3

135

1

2020

10

5

5

3,337

10.2

70.9

29

14

506

4

2021

13

10

3

3,349

8.7

67.9

20

5

614

11

Career

37

17

10

8,287

9.1

67.3

57

23

1,338

18

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