2022 NFL Draft: Ranking the top-5 quarterback prospects

Matt Corral #2 of the Mississippi Rebels. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Matt Corral #2 of the Mississippi Rebels. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Mississippi Rebels quarterback Matt Corral (2). Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /

The 2022 NFL Draft is just around the corner. Here are my top-five quarterback prospects in an unspectacular QB class this year.

As the NFL Draft approaches, I have recently put the closing touches on my positional rankings this year. It was an extensive process with dozens of hours of film, research, and preparation involved… only to come to the conclusion that this quarterback class is rather unspectacular.

For the first time since I’ve started evaluating NFL Draft prospects, I don’t have a single QB with a first-round grade. In fact, I have seconds on all five of my top quarterbacks in 2022.

There isn’t a lot separating these guys. It essentially comes down to preference as teams will pick and choose the traits that are most important to them. Here’s a look at my final QB rankings for the 2022 NFL Draft:

2022 NFL Draft QB rankings:

1. Matt Corral, Ole Miss

I haven’t come across many other draft analysts out there who have Matt Corral as their QB1 this year, and I’m curious as to why. Corral isn’t without his flaws. He’s undersized with a slender frame, ran an RPO-heavy offense in college, and there were questions about his maturity. However, I think he has the best blend of starter traits plus upside in this class.

Though he ran a gimmicky offense under Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss, Corral is the most accurate and precise passer from the pocket this year. He also has the fastest release in this class and gets tremendous zip and RPMs on the ball without sacrificing accuracy.

Corral could benefit from a year to sit and learn — especially if he lands with a team that runs a much more pro-style offense. However, I love his ability to effortlessly generate velocity and his quality athletic traits will help him elude the first defender often in the NFL.