The upcoming 2022 NFL Draft is fascinating as there is no clear option for the top quarterback and a number of players in the mix to be the first one selected. One of those players is Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral, who many expect to be selected at some point in the first round.
Corral had an impressive career at Ole Miss, starting in three seasons, throwing for 57 touchdowns and only 23 interceptions. He also flashed some intriguing rushing upside in 2021 with 11 rushing touchdowns, something that NFL front offices could find very valuable.
Corral was on The Rich Eisen Show Tuesday, where he mentioned that former Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning has been a mentor to him during his college career. He also noted that Manning gave him some valuable advice about the pre-draft process and how to handle it.
“Eli, he has been a great communicator when I’ve been asking questions,” said Corrall. “I just wanted to pick his brain a little bit. He told me to just be myself, and that’s honestly the best advice I’ve ever gotten because you don’t really understand that until you’re towards the end of this process.
“It took me a while just to be myself in these interviews. Don’t try to make it not authentic. You want to make it real and show that you’re not just BS-ing your way through these interviews.”
Eli is certainly a great player to take advice from, as he obviously had a long and prosperous NFL career with the New York Giants that includes two Super Bowl wins. We’ll see how well it works out for Corral on the first night of the NFL Draft, April 28.