With the 2022 NFL Draft just days away, QB prospect Matt Corral has been hearing his name a ton, but not in the way he would like. A bunch of NFL teams reportedly have some “off-field” concerns about him.
The unnamed teams aren’t sure about the former Ole Miss standout quarterback. An anonymous NFL offensive coordinator shared some of these concerns with NFL insider Albert Breer.
“He’s kind of a mess. … His offense was a true college offense, he pushes the ball, he plays reckless with his body, he won’t hold up playing the way he did in college. And there are character concerns. I’m not sure you want him leading your program, his sorts of issues aren’t the kind solved by giving a kid millions of dollars,” the OC reportedly said.
Breer then added to the report of some off the field issues he has had:
“He got into a fight with one of Wayne Gretzky’s kids in high school that led to his transferring, and there’d been questions about his maturity his first couple of years at Ole Miss, but the message he’d given teams was he really turned a corner, with Lane Kiffin’s help, in the summer of 2020, and is ready to be a pro,” Breer wrote.
Corral attended the NFL combine but didn’t participate in throwing or workouts while recovering from a right ankle injury suffered early in the Sugar Bowl against Baylor.
“Yeah, if we were interested, I’d do a way deeper dive on that,” another offensive coordinator said. “You hear he’s a big party guy, and that he had issues, but he’ll tell you he’s gotten himself together.”
Last season as a junior, Corral completed 67.9% of his passes for 3,349 yards and 20 touchdowns against five interceptions. He was a finalist for both the Manning Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
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