Houston Texans QB radar, 4th place:
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. What’s most impressive about Willis, is his ability, leadership, and accountability, things that can’t be taught.
Willis finished with a stat line of 16-28 while throwing for 135 yards, 1 touchdown, and 3 interceptions. While also rushing for 157 yards on 23attempts and two rushing touchdowns. The concerning part about Willis’ game this weekend was the inaccurate passes leading to interceptions.
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.
However, Willis’ last two outings produced 3 interceptions each. If Willis doesn’t correct the issues soon people will start to doubt him as a prospect. He already has a lack of competition going against him as it is. His talents will transfer to the NFL, but there are always little things he can improve on.
Such as ball security- as the competition around him compared to other Power-5 draft prospects will be seen as a caveat when it comes to draft day. Willis needs to have very strong performances, and limit mental mistakes.
Pro Comparison: Russell Wilson.