Matt Corral draws a Derek Carr comparison
The 2022 NFL draft class should be loaded with intriguing quarterback prospects, and Matt Corral from Ole Miss is one name that could shoot up the draft board with a strong 2021 campaign.
A talented passer who will get to test his skill set against top talent in the SEC, Corral recently drew the praise of NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, who believes the Rebels’ signal-caller is a strong candidate to be this year’s version of Zack Wilson.
But when breaking down his actual skill set as a prospect, Jeremiah sees a different NFL comparison for Corral:
However, from a pure skill-set standpoint, I see Derek Carr as the better comparison for Corral. Carr is a little taller, but the operational quickness and athleticism between the two players is almost identical. Corral is more aggressive than Carr was during his college career at Fresno State, but both players could make every throw and also extend plays. Carr receives a lot of unwarranted criticism, but he’s quietly emerged as one of the most consistent passers over the last several years. If Corral can improve his ball security, I could see a similar path for him.
Carr has been a highly productive passer for the Raiders, with an arm that can make every NFL throw effectively. If Corral can live up to lofty expectations this upcoming season, he could easily put himself in the conversation as one of the top quarterbacks off the board come next April.