The Washington Commanders must find their signal-caller of the future this offseason. Whether it be drafting Matt Corral or Kenny Pickett, to trading the farm for Russell Wilson, the Commanders need that 10-year starter under center immediately.
There is no prospect in this class that intrigues me more than Matt Corral, truth be told. Corral’s impressive athletic ability, graceful touch on throws down the field, and sheer grit that brings his team together really excites me as a “scout”, if you will.
Before we begin, this is the 5th piece in the series titled: “Why Washington should draft (insert 2022 QB name).” Yeah, I get it. The coolest name ever.
We’ve discussed everyone other than Corral, Pickett, and Zappe to this point, but with Matty on the docket today, be sure to keep an eye out on the other stuff I’ll be writing in the future.
Back to Matt Corral, the 6-foot-1 Ole Miss Rebel had a sensational 2021 season under Lane Kiffin’s offense. From heavy RPO’s to tactical down-the-field dimes, Matt Corral launched himself into the discussion as a top two quarterback in the 2022 NFL Draft.
From athleticism to throwing ability, leadership and toughness, Matt Corral fits the mold and checks the boxes that you’re looking for when you think about your ideal NFL quarterback. Once you throw in the fact that he’d be a good fit in Scott Turner’s offense, the thought of drafting Corral only excites you even more.