Washington Football Team: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
Analysts and pundits seem relatively split on Malik Willis and his NFL future.
On the one hand, it’s impossible to ignore Willis’ traits, his physical toughness (especially as a runner), and the fact that he had Liberty among the ranked teams in all of college football this past season.
Willis makes exciting plays at the QB position, he’s a dynamic dual-threat, and he has a big arm.
The problem is, he made more bad decisions in 2021 than he did in 2020, which has pretty much everyone thinking that he’s regressed in that area.
I’m not so sure.
I seem to remember the consensus regarding Josh Allen was that he was far to erratic to play in the NFL, he had no leg to stand on in terms of how he performed against “top” competition, and he was just a big arm with big-time traits.
In today’s NFL, you’ve got to take risks on guys like that, especially guys who have great football intelligence and great football character, according to ESPN NFL Draft gurus Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay.
The Washington Football Team needs to figure out its QB situation. Malik Willis is as good of an option as any at this particular point in time and he could help get them back into contention in the NFC East.