11. Washington Commanders: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
Matt Corral was injured in his final game but that shouldn’t hurt his draft stock since it wasn’t deemed to be a major injury. He has been one of the top quarterbacks in this class but is passed up by Malik Willis due to his immense upside.
However, it doesn’t take long for his name to be called as the Washington Commanders (the name will take some getting used to) decide to bring him in at No. 11. Corral isn’t as dangerous with his legs as Willis but he can still make teams pay if they leave him some running room.
He’s also able to make all the throws and while he isn’t a sure thing – like all the signal-callers in this class — he proved to be a solid leader and should be able to compete with Taylor Heinicke right away.
12. Minnesota Vikings: DeMarvin Leal, EDGE, Texas A&M
The Minnesota Vikings got their man, and it wasn’t Jim Harbaugh. Instead, Kevin O’Connell is the selection and that’s probably the better move since Harbaugh is known to be rough around the edges and they really just had that in Mike Zimmer — not saying either is bad, but it was probably best to go the direction they did.
As far as their draft pick, Minnesota ends up with DeMarvin Leal from Texas A&M. Ideally, he’s a defensive end and can cause problems there for opposing offensive lines but Leal can also slide inside and at 290-pounds, still hold his own.