Washington lands quarterback in latest PFF mock draft

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If the Washington Football Team doesn’t land a veteran quarterback by the opening of the new league year in March, they will most definitely secure one with a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft.

Early mock drafts have Ole Miss’ Matt Corral and Pitt’s Kenny Pickett landing in Washington. Both would be solid choices, as they could play early, but each offers a different style. We know Ron Rivera and Scott Turner like mobility in a quarterback, which fits Corral better than Pickett, although Pickett is underrated as an athlete.

Pro Football Focus recently released their latest mock draft this week, and the pick is not a surprise. PFF has Washington landing Corral at No. 11.

Washington needs to get aggressive when it comes to upgrading the quarterback position. The Taylor Heinicke experiment has run its course following a 2021 campaign that resulted in a bottom-five finish in PFF grade.

Ole Miss’ Matt Corral will be in the conversation for top quarterback in the 2022 class after wrapping up his Rebels career with back-to-back 85.0-plus PFF grades (2020 and 2021). He is currently ranked as the No. 21 overall player and No. 2 quarterback behind Kenny Pickett on PFF’s draft board.

Corral was the second quarterback taken in this mock draft. Surprisingly, North Carolina QB Sam Howell was first, going No. 9 overall to the Broncos.

Desmond Ridder of Cincinnati went to New Orleans at No. 18 and Pickett landed with the Steelers at No. 20.

Ridder and Howell aren’t nearly receiving enough love early in the pre-draft process. Expect that to change over the next several months.