Arguably the biggest slide of the 2022 NFL Draft had ended!
The Tennessee Titans just traded up in the third round of the draft and with the No. 86 overall pick, they have selected QB Malik Willis out of Liberty.
Nation, is this a good fit for Willis?
Breaking: #Titans selecting Malik Willis with the 86th pick, per source.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) April 30, 2022
From Dane Brugler:
SUMMARY: A two-year starter at Liberty, Willis was the ignition switch in head coach Hugh Freeze’s defined passing game and zone-read scheme. Despite a mediocre supporting cast, the Auburn transfer set several school records at Liberty and led the program to numerous firsts, including the first Top 25 ranking and win over an ACC opponent. (He is also attempting to be the first Liberty first-round pick since 1990.) Although his timing and accuracy go through lulls, Willis has a fluid release, outstanding velocity and a great feel for touch and placement on vertical-based patterns. With his escapability and body strength, the backfield was his playground, but he struggles to recognize pressures and takes too many sacks (he was equally responsible for finishing No. 1 in the FBS with 51 sacks in 2021). Overall, Willis needs time to mature his anticipation, vision and placement, but he has the potential to be a dynamic NFL playmaker because of his natural athleticism, arm talent and intangibles. He will likely need a redshirt year before seriously competing for an NFL starting role.