Matt Corral’s resume is enough to warrant the Philadelphia Eagles’ interest.
Matt Corral does not play scared. He is willing to make every throw that he needs to make to elevate his team to a win. It’s not a surprise that he has that confidence with the velocity he gets on his throws.
The Rebels QB can zip it into some pretty tight windows with ease and drop one in the bucket deep downfield. He could improve at leading his receivers downfield but it’s not a major area of concern. The touch he puts on his throws is impressive for how young he is. He has also demonstrated the ability to change his arm slot to get the ball to his receiver by any means necessary.
However, there is some level of risk with that playstyle. That willingness to make tough throws can turn into bad decisions. He still needs to learn not to try to fit the ball into every tight window as PFF’s Michael Renner noted:
"His outings against Vanderbilt and South Carolina formed about as dominant a two-game stretch as you’ll see, with him earning passing grades of 94.0 and 93.0, respectively. That wasn’t the guy we saw weekly, though, as his seven turnover-worthy plays against Arkansas and five against LSU were off-putting."
The expectation is that his decision-making will not be a cause for concern this year. Joe Burrow was not the best at reading the field prior to his 2019 season. Zach Wilson struggled mightily in the turnover category prior to 2020. Reading the field isn’t necessarily a weakness in Corral’s game either.
While there is room for improvement, he has shown that he can get through a full progression and recognize the coverage from the defense. Football IQ is a part of his game that the staff here at ITI is excited to see continue to develop over the course of time.