Houston Texans: Week 5 QB radar update
1. Malik Willis
Malik Willis is an absolute stud, and could you imagine him in a Houston Texans uniform? His game is the complete package with the ability to continue to keep the defense guessing. Willis’ ability to run as impressive as it is isn’t nearly as impressive as his passing ability. Willis’ most impressive ability is his leadership and accountability, things that can’t be taught.
Willis finished with a stat line that coupled with his overall play and demeanor earned him the top spot following Week 5. While being 13-for-19 on pass attempts Willis threw for 287 yards and one touchdown. While that might not be too impressive, Willis added 144 yards rushing on 15 attempts while rushing for two more touchdowns.
Willis’ ability to impact the game in multiple ways makes him the definition of what a dual-threat quarterback should look like. The ability to account for 3 touchdowns in a single game from the quarterback position is impressive especially when it’s done in multiple different ways.
Willis’ talent will absolutely translate to the NFL level making the team that drafts him immediately extremely hard to defend due to his ability to beat defenses with the deep ball, screen game, RPO, and direct quarterback run game.
Willis screams future star whoever lands him in the draft will have their franchise guy. Look for Willis’ name to start getting more attention with his last game being on national television.
Pro Comparison: Russell Wilson is the player that comes to mind while watching Malik Willis play. Lamar Jackson is also a name that comes to mind but with Willis being a more sturdy-built player coupled with the overall game he possesses Russell Wilson is the comparison that makes sense.