11. Washington Commanders: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
They have a new name, even if it’s not a great one, and now the Washington Commanders have their new quarterback. Just a couple of picks after Malik Willis lands with the Denver Broncos, Matt Corrall heads to D.C. where he will challenge Taylor Heinicke for the job.
Corral is a player capable of moving the ball with his arm and legs and has put together a solid career with the Rebels. Like every quarterback in this class, he has a lot of question marks surrounding him but the Commanders need to take a shot on someone because they can’t keep rolling out Heinicke as the starter and expect him to take him where they want to go. He can, however, hold the job down until Corral is ready which could help ease the rookie in.
12. Minnesota Vikings: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pitt
With Mike Zimmer out and Kevin O’Connell in, the Minnesota Vikings could finally look to move on from Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback. There are some rumors they could trade Cousins to Cleveland and possibly land Baker Mayfield but that doesn’t seem as likely as them simply going for a rookie instead of a four-year veteran needing a new deal despite not yet proving he’s a long-term starter.
Here, they go with the rookie as they take Kenny Pickett from Pitt. A breakout star in 2021, Pickett soared up draft boards and finds himself landing in the top-15 here.