2022 Senior Bowl Quarterbacks Preview
Malik Willis, Liberty
If you recall when Jalen Hurts was at the Senior Bowl, his stock nearly plummeted. That is not the event for a player like him, and similarly to Hurts, Malik Willis has the potential to bring in more questions with his play.
Hurts is a comparison to Willis mainly because of their running style as a quarterback, and ability to make plays on the run. Willis is faster than Hurts and more dynamic as a runner, which makes him intriguing, but neither are going to dominate the drills and stick in the pocket to make fast reads and accurate passes over the middle.
This, combined with Bo Nix being an All-Time Auburn legends son was what caused Willis to transfer out of Auburn and into Liberty. He has SEC talent, but could not win a quarterback competition in practice.
Willis is a player that would be considered a gamer and is much better when he does his own thing and makes magic. His arm talent is great, and he may wow some with his deep accuracy. Questions with Willis will be how comfortable are his feet when he has to stay in the pocket, and how often can he make passes over the middle of the field, particularly when that is not his first read.