Houston Texans: Week 2 QB radar update

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2. Malik Willis

Malik Willis put up another solid performance in Week 2 against Troy. Willis finished his performance 13-of-18 with 154 total passing yards averaging 8.6 yards per attempt with two passing touchdowns, while also having 20 rushing attempts 93 yards 4.7 YPC and one rushing touchdown.

Willis is an absolute star in the making a true dual-threat quarterback. While being able to hold his own in the pocket, go through his progressions and make the right decision time after time, it is when Willis gets loose from the pocket his true talent shows through.

The ability to throw 40 plus yards off his back foot or run to the left or right while throwing across his body is magnificent. With Willis the play is never dead, he has the ability to make something out of nothing time after time.

Lastly, the command of the huddle. This is a guy who transferred from Auburn University to Liberty due to him losing a quarterback battle, and yet the way his team stands around him and respects him as their leader is inspiring.

Willis clearly figured things out when he arrived at Liberty as he continues to shoot up everyones draft board, so don’t be surprised if Malik Willis is the first quarterback taken come draft day.

Pro comparison: Lamar Jackson as they have similar playing styles although one could argue at this point in his career Willis is farther along in his maturity as a passer than Jackson was at Louisville.