Steelers draft: NFL comparisons for the top-6 quarterback prospects
Matt Corral has been compared to Baker Mayfield, Derek Carr, and Russel Wilson.
Matt Corral is another signal-caller that was getting a lot of buzz before the 2021 season. His hype continued throughout most of the year, but it has died off. Many don’t see him as NFL ready as before and that has stopped his draft stock. This could lead to him slipping to pick 20 for the Steelers to consider.
Many project him in the first round still at some point. He is a solid player with an underrated arm talent. That arm strength gets overlooked by his ability to find ways of keeping plays alive. He is a pocket guy that finds smart ways of navigating pressure.
His mobility is more of a defensive-minded approach to scrambling down the field. He won’t tuck the football away and run in the first sight of opposition. That is one of his best strengths of his game and could help him develop into a solid starter in this league, which is something the Steelers want.
The three comparisons above are fair, but Corral probably won’t be the next Russel Wilson. He is still going to have to figure out NFL offenses and be brought into that learning curve slowly. He could turn into a player with Russel Wilson’s mobility and Derek Carr’s arm strength. That would be a tremendous value in the first round if he develops.