Perfect NFL fits for the top 6 incoming rookie quarterbacks

2022 NFL mock draft: Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers drops back to pass during the game against the Clemson Tigers at Heinz Field on October 23, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
2022 NFL mock draft: Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers drops back to pass during the game against the Clemson Tigers at Heinz Field on October 23, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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NFL 2022; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Matt Corral (2) Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports /

Best NFL fit for Matt Corral: New Orleans Saints

Matt Corral is a really interesting name in this draft class and one that I frankly can’t figure out as a prospect. He developed as a passer at Ole Miss and cut his turnovers back substantially, but one could easily argue that he was a beneficiary of the system he was in more so than what he was doing as a developing passer.

That said, his quick timing and sharp accuracy should be appealing to an offense that doesn’t need to go deep often.

The best NFL fit I came up with was the Saints. Not known for their aggressive downhill passing attack, Corral should be able to be used in a similar way as he was used in college. He can run a lot of options with Alvin Kamara in the backfield and target Michael Thomas in the short passing game. Offensively adding Corral makes sense.

The biggest counter to this has less to do with Corral and more to do with the Saints in general. New Orleans is almost $75 million over the cap right now. This means a slew of veterans are going to be cut and this roster will essentially be gutted. They may just opt to wait a season, tank due to their losses, and start again in 2023.

If they want to get their quarterback this offseason though, Corral makes the most sense.