Why Philadelphia Eagles should eye Matt Corral if Jalen Hurts struggles
By Hunter Doyle
The Philadelphia Eagles get a mobile quarterback with Corral’s addition.
Similar to Joe Burrow and Russell Wilson, Corral’s mobility is a major strength in his game. Not only can he pick up first downs on the ground as needed, but he can also navigate the pocket like a pro.
He slides his feet well and puts himself in a good position to throw the football to any of the three levels of the field. When he is on the run is when he might be most dangerous. Sean McVay would have a field day rolling him out on the bootleg. That’s just one way in which his mobility will be used as a weapon against defenses moving forward.
The only issue is that while Corral does a great job of eluding pressure and making plays with his legs, he can get a bit heel-clicky when sliding up in the pocket as J.T. O’Sullivan mentioned. O’Sullivan also noted another critique on Corral’s footwork that is common in young quarterbacks. He can get a bit ‘toesy’.
What that essentially means is that Corral bounces on the front of his feet too much while he is in the pocket. An NFL coaching staff should be able to work on that if it remains an issue by the time he is drafted.