Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Corral said that chip on shoulder was ‘bigger” after the draft slip.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Matt CorralAccording to him, the chip he played with all his life “got even larger” after he was drafted in the third round by the NFL.

“A hundred percent,” Corral declared on Friday, the first day in Carolina's three-day rookie camp.[Draft night]It was certainly a rollercoaster. It was a mix of mixed emotions. I was both happy and sad when I received the phone call. That is something I've never experienced before.

Corral did not offer any explanation as to why he was No. The Panthers traded a fourth round pick and a 2023 third-rounder to 94 overall. New EnglandHe should move up to get him. When asked about the NFL Network report, he was surprised to learn that his fall was due to alcoholism and related issues.

Corral said, “Truthfully I don't understand where that came. It's one of those things that just got out there. It was the first time that I heard it. It's impossible to control. I was picked up. “I was offered an opportunity, and I accepted it.”

Matt Rhule, Carolina coach, said that nothing was found during the team's screening of Corral's behavior off-the-field. This was “part of [my concern] or process in this.”

Rhule stated that when the Panthers selected North Carolina left tackle, Ikem EkwonuCorral was available in the third round and the sixth overall pick was taken. “It was an easy decision.”

Rhule said that it was too early for Corral to be considered for the job of starting quarterback as a rookie. He stated: Sam DarnoldCorral would be the starter in the event that the season begins today. But, we don't rule out Corral playing in training camps.

He didn't rule it out that he could bring in a veteran quarterback. The Panthers attempted to make a run at Baker MayfieldAccording to league sources, they shifted their attention to Corral after the draft. Cleveland BrownsThe majority of Mayfield’s 2022 salary ($18.85m) was not up for grabs in a trade.

Mayfield and San Francisco's Jimmy GaroppoloIf the price is right, you can continue to be connected to Carolina Former Super Bowl MVP Nick FolesSince its release by Chicago.

Rhule said, “For us, that was to get through it and see where Matt is with it.”

Corral's next move is to transition from Ole Miss’s spread passing scheme to a run based offense. This will be done under the guidance of Ben McAdoo, the Panthers' new offensive coordinator. Rhule admitted it was a huge task.

Rhule stated, “We want a strong quarterback room. So I don't believe we would say no at this point to a veteran.”

Corral was a good leader during the first day of rookie camp. He was very precise with his throws, leading receivers to make huge gains out of short and intermediate completions.

Corral indicated that learning the NFL playbook will be his biggest challenge.

He stated, “If you know the playbook I'm going I'm ready to play.” “As far getting ready to start, my mentality is that I want to be a regular starter. However, right now I am trying to make it on the 53-man roster.

Rhule stated that Carolina's three consecutive five-win seasons gave him the best chance of winning.

Rhule stated, “As we sit today, there's no doubt that Sam Darnold gives me the best chance of winning,” “We will continue to keep an eye on his progress. We'll be looking for veterans to join us and compete. We will look at the newcomers and make that determination.

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