Now the quarterback dominos are beginning to fall. After seeing Desmond Ridder and Malik Willis lastly get chosen within the third spherical, the Panthers noticed the writing on the wall and traded again into the third spherical to make their second number of the 2022 NFL Draft: Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral.
Corral spent his freshman season backing up present USFL quarterback Jordan Ta’amu and took a redshirt after solely showing in 4 video games. He took over the following yr because the Ole Miss beginning quarterback and led the staff to a 4-8 end finishing 59.0% of his passes for 1,362 yards and throwing 6 touchdowns to three interceptions as a redshirt-freshman. Corral developed over the following two years finishing 69.5% of his passes for a mixed 6,670 yards and throwing 49 touchdowns to 18 interceptions over his redshirt-sophomore and -junior seasons. The intrigue with Corral comes from what he provides on the bottom. Over these remaining two seasons, Corral added 1,103 yards and 15 touchdowns dashing the ball.
What this implies for the Panthers-Baker Mayfield saga is but to be seen, however it doubtless factors to a stall in negotiations between the 2 events.
The Panthers obtained the No. 94 decide used to draft Corral from the Patriots in trade for his or her 137th (4th spherical) decide and a 2023 third spherical decide.