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CBS Sports' 2022 mock draft projects Ole Miss QB Matt Corral to replace Ben Roethlisberger

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It's late September and we're through three weeks of the NFL season, but it's never too early for a 2022 NFL mock draft, right?

Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports released his mock draft yesterday and has the Steelers selecting Ben Roethlisberger's heir apparent in quarterback Matt Corral of Ole Miss at 10th overall. Wilson notes that this is a bad year to be a QB-needy team, which doesn't bode well for the Steelers, as they need to replace the 39-year-old Roethlisberger after this year.

"Corral has the tools to be a Lamar Jackson/Trey Lance/Josh Allen-type quarterback but he's still incredibly raw," Wilson wrote. "The time is now in Pittsburgh, however, where we can't envision a situation where Big Ben returns."

Nevada's Carson Strong is the only other quarterback that Wilson has mocked in the first round, as he has Strong going to the Saints at 19th overall.

Corral, who stands at 6-foot-1, 206 pounds, completed 231 of 326 passes (70.9%) for 3,337 yards and had a touchdown-interception ratio of 29-14 in 2020. So far through three games this year, Corral is 66 of 96 (68.8%) for 997 yards and has a 9-0 touchdown-interception ratio.

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