NOLA Saints strike gold with Matt Corral in 2022 NFL Mock Draft

Matt Corral - Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
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With the NOLA Saints now trending toward starting their fourth quarterback of the season, the position is going to be one they fixate on in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Ask anyone who knows anything about this upcoming draft’s quarterback class and they’ll probably tell you the best quarterback prospect is Ole Miss’ Matt Corral. Others might say Kenny Pickett is, some might say Malik Willis is the cream of the crop of the signal-caller prospects but Corral has been a name we’ve known for the past few years.

In Chris Trapasso’s mock draft for CBS Sports, he had Corral falling to the Saints with the No. 14 overall pick.

"Dream scenario for the Saints. They get their quarterback of the future without having to trade up. Corral would be a glorious fit in Sean Payton’s offense because of his quick release, mobility, and aggressiveness."

This a very unrealistic scenario for the Saints unless Pickett and Willis continue to trend up as we get closer to the draft but I’d gladly take Corral in New Orleans.

NOLA Saints have Matt Corral fall to them in mock draft

Corral has thrown for 3,333 yards, 20 touchdowns, and four interceptions while dashing for 597 yards and 11 touchdowns through 12 games. The Ole Miss signal-caller cut back on interceptions this year after tossing 14 picks in the 2020 season.

We’ll see what Ian Book can do for the team in his start on Monday, but even if he plays well, New Orleans probably couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take Corral if he’s there on the board waiting for them.

Oddly enough, both Ohio State wide receivers are still on the board when NOLA goes with Corral. That might have Saints fans up in arms but at the end of the day, a franchise quarterback is more important than an explosive wide receiver. Plus, the wide receiver draft class is strong and New Orleans could land another decent wideout in the second or third round.

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Would you be okay with Matt Corral falling to the New Orleans Saints?