Some would argue that Matt Corral should have been higher up in the Heisman Trophy results. Just about everyone will definitely say that he’s one of the best quarterbacks that could be drafted this season.
Corral meant a ton to his team and was able to elevate the Ole Miss Rebels throughout the season. While in the past he would occasionally struggle to avoid interceptions, Corral has become more efficient as he’s developed.
Along with improved decision making, Corral has shown that his arm is one of his best assets. He’s a dangerous passer who has long been able to take advantage of deep shots down the field, forcing defenses to spread out a bit. This year, Corral has thrown for 3,333 yards and 20 touchdowns against just four interceptions while completing 68.3 percent of his passes.
If the Eagles want a quarterback who can continue to be a dynamic running threat when needed, Corral is fairly athletic and pretty tough. This year, Corral ran for 597 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Over his career, Corral has shown that he can improve his team and, though he has a bit of a gunslinger reputation, this year he’s shown that he is willing to make the right reads and avoid reckless throws.
Again, like Pickett, the Eagles will need to consider Corral’s lack of NFL experience if they choose him to be Hurts’ replacement. But he wouldn’t be a bad option if they want to draft someone.