Matt Corral is ready for whatever happens in the draft

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Six days from the draft, one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s class is preparing to attend it in person — and he’s ready for whatever happens.

Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral, regarded by Simms as the top quarterback of the bunch, appeared on Friday’s PFT Live. Corral, appearing courtesy of his partnership with USAA, made the case for being the first guy selected, explaining attributes that will add up to winning and addressing the things he knows he’ll need to do in order to thrive at the next level.

He’s been linked most closely to five teams — the Panthers, Eagles, Steelers, Saints, and Falcons — but he said he has spoken to all of them and wouldn’t be surprised to be drafted by any of them.

Corral is on controlling what he can control. He’s ready to compete. If that ultimately means playing right away or sitting behind a starter for now, he’s fine with it. It’s the right mindset to have, because it’s the only mindset he can have in a system that allocates talent based on a system of dibs exercised by the 32 teams. Corral can go anywhere, so he has to be ready to go everywhere.

We’ll know the where it is soon enough. And then he moves on to the next phase of his football career.

7 responses to “Matt Corral is ready for whatever happens in the draft

  1. NFL teams never learn. They got burned for passing on Mac Jones last year and this year it will be Corral. He’s the best QB is this class and may be the best QB in football in 3 years.

  2. Strong Drew Brees vibes with this kid. He is REALLY small — about Brees’ height but not as stocky — but he has enough arm and his intangibles are off the charts. He is a huge gamble anywhere above the bottom half of the 1st but given this year’s class and how many teams have a need, seeing him go Top 10 or 12 wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

  3. Mac Jones may not even be in the top 10 QBs in the AFC. How is it that teams were ‘burned” by not taking him? Just because BB sees something in him doesnt mean he will turn into Brady.

  4. DrewSports Mac Jones was the 15th pick in the first round. I wouldn’t call that a slide by any means. Mac Jones is being coached by BB. Trevor Lawrence coached by a hot mess Urban Meyer. After one year a lot has left to be determined.

  5. Mac Jones was clearly the best QB of his draft class as a rookie. If 2021 QB draft class turns out to be as good as predicted, teams will regret passing on Mac Jones. The 49ers are already doing it.

  6. Mahomes, RWilson, Herbert, Watson, Burrow, J Allen, Carr, Jackson, Ryan, and Tannehill. Not to even mention Tua, TLawrence, and Z Wilson potential, and Rodgers, Prescott, Brady, Stafford, and Fields in the NFC. Mac Jones, at best, will be a top 20. QB. Yeah, I’m sure teams wish they had drafted him higher than 15. Typical BB worshippers.

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