No. 3: Malik Willis
Malik Willis is a solid quarterback. 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 of 17-of-30 while throwing for 222 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions, while also rushing for 80 yards on 16 attempts and one rushing touchdown. The concerning part about Willis’ game this weekend was the inaccurate passes leading to interceptions which might concern the Texans.
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 three touchdowns in a single game from the quarterback position is impressive especially when it’s done in multiple different ways.
Going into the game Willis hadn’t thrown an interception, yet while he was out there Willis looked like he was doing his best Brett Favre impression and just throwing the ball wherever.
While Willis’ talent will still 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.
He needs to protect the ball with wills already having the level of talent he plays against already working against him there is little room for other errors. Look for Willis to bounce back in his next game he has shown the ability to learn from mistakes.
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.