The Carolina Panthers selected talented quarterback Matt Corral at No. 94 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, and it was a steal.
That allowed the Panthers to secure Ekwonu, who looks to be the franchise left tackle for at least the next half-decade.
All of the quarterbacks in the pool except Kenny Pickett fell out of the top two rounds of the draft. Many Panthers fans wanted Malik Willis, but the Tennessee Titans selected him at No. 86.
In spite of that, the selection of Corral brings something to the Panthers fanbase that they have not had for a while. Belief in the quarterback room.
Corral may not have the ceiling Willis has at the position, but he is very talented. And the former Ole Miss star could turn into the franchise quarterback the Panthers have so desperately needed ever since injuries and a regime change ended Cam Newton’s run as that franchise leader.
With the proper development, obviously.
Now that Corral is officially a Panther, here are four reasons why securing him was the steal of the draft.