4 key observations from Panthers QB Matt Corral’s second pro outing

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Matt Corral looked more settled in his second Carolina Panthers outing

It’s fair to say Matt Corral looked a lot more settled than he did a week ago. After going 1-for-9 at the Washington Commanders, the Ole Miss product was given the second and fourth quarters to showcase his talents.

Corral ended the game 9-for-15 for 58 passing yards before leaving the game with a foot injury that is expected to keep him out for the entire campaign. Now those stats, of course, don’t jump off the page at you but just from watching the player, he looked more poised than in preseason Week 1.

Nerves you’d imagine would have played a big part in the player’s struggles a week ago coupled with his lack of reps in camp. However, we did see a change in Corral this past Friday.

While the player isn’t the finished product yet, it was positive to see Corral more willing to hang in the pocket under pressure and try to make things happen behind backup offensive linemen who once again folded under some extreme pressure.

Corral is a developmental project and will almost certainly not see the field this season after such an unfortunate injury. But it’s positive to see flashes of why the Carolina Panthers moved up in the draft to select him.