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Titans Draft Malik Willis at No. 86 – Team Fit and Draft Profile

With the 86th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans draft Malik Willis, quarterback out of Liberty. Not only was it surprising to see Willis be the third quarterback off the board, he slipped all the way to the third round! The dual-threat quarterback has the tools and build to become a very successful player in the NFL. Willis combines his elite rushing talent with his rocket arm to create very explosive plays either through the air or on the ground. Let’s take a closer look at how much Willis will impact the Titans.

Malik Willis Highlights

Titans Draft Malik Willis | 2022 NFL Draft Profile

Malik Willis
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 215 lbs
Age: 22
College: Liberty Flames

Malik Willis Draft Profile

Strengths

Malik Willis combines his elite rushing talent and rocket arm to open up the field and create monster plays. Willis is able to work through his progressions when the protection is there and has some impressive escapability and elusiveness to extend plays. Not only will he pick up consistent yardage with his legs, but he can light up opposing secondaries with his deep ball.

Weaknesses

Although Willis was one of the most electrifying college players to watch during the 2021 season, there is no guarantee his skillset will translate into a finished product that is ready to compete at the professional level. He lacks true mechanical skills that lead to inconsistencies such as accuracy, touch or timing. Even if Willis struggles to find his footing in the passing game, he has the upside to put up impressive rushing numbers similar to Lamar Jackson and other mobile quarterbacks.



Malik Willis Draft Profile: Stats, Highlights and 2022 NFL Draft Projection titans
Credit: Butch Dill/AP Photo

Malik Willis Stats 2021 | Liberty

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What to Expect From Malik Willis in 2022

It’s wild Malik Willis fell this far considering he was mocked as a first-round pick in nearly every mock draft. Nonetheless, his dual-threat capability and upside make this an absolute steal for the Titans. Ryan Tannehill is still there, so it’s possible Willis could compete for the starting role during training camp, but it’s likely he will get to sit and learn his rookie year, while also providing a backup plan if need be.


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