Chris Simms makes the case for Matt Corral as best QB in NFL Draft, lists '3 things that he does at an elite level'
Chris Simms is leading the promotion of Ole Miss QB Matt Corral from an NFL Draft analysis standpoint.
The Pro Football Talk co-host and NBC Sports analyst was a guest on the “Dan Patrick Show” and explained why Corral has impressed him. Simms even said he was “blown away” by Corral’s talent.
“He has 3 things that he does at an elite level,” Simms said. “The NFL’s going to look at and go, ‘That’s special.’ First off, his arm is extremely strong, I mean it’s like crazy strong where you go, ‘Did he really throw that ball, 25 yards out route and it was like 5 feet off the ground the whole way there.'”
Simms said Corral also has the quickest release of any quarterback for several years.
“Then as an athlete, quickness in his feet is as good as anybody I’ve ever seen,” Simms said. “His ability to pop around the pocket, get his feet situated and make a throw is phenomenal.”
Simms noted that play-action pass is the thing in the NFL, and Corral has thrived on that. And while the former Ole Miss QB hasn’t put it all together yet, it’s all going in the right direction.
Asked if Corral is a top 10 pick, Simms replied, “If Tua (Tagovailoa) is the No. 5 pick, then yeah, Corral is a top 10 pick that way.”
The Corral comments begin at about 7:30 in the video below: