Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral is one of the best prospects at his position heading into April's NFL Draft. The odds expect Kenny Pickett and Malik Willis to be the first signal-callers off of the board, but Corral should find himself in demand among the QB-needy teams in the first round.
Here's three of the most likely destinations for Corral in the draft.
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3. Tennessee Titans
There is significant buzz around the Tennessee Titans taking a QB in this year's draft to possibly replace Ryan Tannehill. The veteran is approaching 34 years old and the team has a potential out in 2023, making a contingency plan a need if he fails to deliver this season. If Corral is available at No. 26, there's a chance Tennessee pounces on the dual threat. The Ole Miss product threw for a combined 6,686 yards and 49 touchdowns over the past two seasons, adding another 1,120 yards on the ground and 15 TDs. He'd add a level of playmaking that Tannehill lacks and give this team a dynamic talent under center to build around for years to come.
2. Washington Commanders
The Washington Commanders' QB situation is far from solved after trading for Carson Wentz. His play has been less than inspiring over the past few seasons, and Washington can cut bait with zero dead money after this year if his struggles continue. That's why nabbing a QB with the No. 11 pick makes a ton of sense. There's a chance Pickett and Willis will be off the board by then, so Corral presents the next-best option. The Rebels signal-caller just turned in a 20-TD, 5-INT performance as a senior in the SEC, finishing No. 7 in Heisman voting. The potential is clearly there, and Corral could get some seasoning first behind Wentz before starting full-time.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the neediest team at quarterback in the second half of the first round. Selecting at No. 20, though, means the Steelers are likely out of Pickett/Willis range with three teams in the top 10 (Carolina, Atlanta, Seattle) as threats to take them. Corral would be a mighty attractive fall-back option if Pittsburgh doesn't trade up. The Ole Miss signal-caller's ability to make plays through the air and on the ground would add something that's been missing under center. His mobility, in particular, would make him a great complement to stud running back Najee Harris, injecting massive play-action potential into the Steelers' offense.
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