Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Corral is ready for the workload of the NFL and was recently featured on an episode of Whistle’s ‘No Days Off’ series.
After playing under Lane Kiffin in the grind of the SEC, and having solid success as the starting quarterback in Ole Miss. Matt Corral was drafted in the third round by the Carolina Panthers after sliding all the way down to No. 94 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The promising young quarterback finished his college career with 37 games, 8,287 passing yards, a 57/23 TD/INT ratio, and a 67.3 completion percentage.
The video featured Corral and his trainer Dave Daglog doing workouts helping prepare the signal-caller for the next level after he suffered a shoulder injury in high school and an ankle problem that restricted his efforts at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Daglog goes in depth about what the exercises do to help Corral’s body become stronger, and his mechanics become more sound. Something that the player will need in pursuit of winning the starting job from Sam Darnold in training camp.
Matt Corral believes he can bring something different to the Carolina Panthers
Corral also discussed his skillset and what he brings to the NFL with him. This includes an understanding of being a leader to his football team.
"“My greatest ability that I bring to the field is my arm talent first, my IQ, just understanding concepts of what we’re trying to get done, and being able to take completions and taking what the defense gives you…Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care. Like it’s more than just football, realizing that you can’t do this alone, and realizing that you need to bring people with you is one of the biggest factors of being a great quarterback and being a great leader.”"
While playing at Ole Miss, Corral enjoyed some phenomenal moments. Rising quickly into the starting job, the player electrified fans with a gunslinging style and ruthless aggression in running the football despite his slender build.
When Corral was asked about what special memories mean the most from his time at the Rebels, the bond between teammates before they all go their separate ways is something that will stay with the third-round selection forever,
"My proudest moments is becoming the leader that I became, and forming the relationships that I did with this team (Ole Miss). We loved and cared about each other so much and that is hard to do with a team of 82 people. And than the next level you got grown men with families, kids, and it’s going to be a little different just because they’ve probably already been there, done that. But at the same time, I’ll benefit from it, from just having that experience. And we did treat it like we had this pro mindset about it, that we were professionals already and we communicated with each other. We all knew what we wanted to get out of this process, and we were always on the same page, and when we weren’t, it got talked about and it got fixed until we were.”"
Check out the full five-minute episode of Matt Corral on ‘No Days Off’ below.