Matt Corral was expected to come into his rookie season as the Carolina Panthers’ third-string quarterback behind Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield, who are competing for the starting job.

But, so far, the former Ole Miss quarterback, who fell to the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft despite being projected by many as a first-round talent, has been turning heads at training camp.

So far, it has been the rookie, not the 2 veterans, who has been making his presence felt. Corral, in addition to showing his work ethic by being the first one on the practice field, has been making some incredible throws.

Here are some highlights and some reaction to Corral’s early performance in Carolina:

Obviously, Corral has a long way to go to win the starting job. He needs to play well this preseason to make the QB decision difficult for Matt Rhule and the coaching staff. But, this is an encouraging sign for the former Rebel as his NFL career gets underway.