4 reasons securing Matt Corral was the steal of the 2022 draft

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Matt Corral is a great fit under Ben McAdoo

The new offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers this season, Ben McAdoo likes mobile quarterbacks with quick releases and assertive decision making. Matt Corral checks all of these boxes.

McAdoo runs a quick passing offense where the quarterback has to make rapid decisions and throws. Corral orchestrated the run-pass option and speedy pass-heavy Ole Miss offense to being one of the best in college football over the past two seasons.

Even if Corral needs time adjusting to the NFL game, McAdoo’s scheme is something that the young quarterback is used to playing in. And it is a philosophy that lends itself to being easier on the man under center, putting pressure on the wide receivers and running backs out of the backfield to get yards after the catch.

Something that D.J. Moore and, when healthy, Christian McCaffrey excel with.

Any RPO’s with Corral handling the football will be second nature for him, allowing McAdoo to open the playbook even more if he wants to. Something that Desmond Ridder, Kenny Pickett, or Malik Willis likely would need time to learn before being comfortable with those play calls.

Corral was the most talented quarterback, according to Scott Fitterer and the Panthers’ brass, and he is also the best fit in McAdoo’s offense out of all the signal-callers in this class.