Perfect NFL fits for the top 6 incoming rookie quarterbacks

2022 NFL mock draft: Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers drops back to pass during the game against the Clemson Tigers at Heinz Field on October 23, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
2022 NFL mock draft: Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers drops back to pass during the game against the Clemson Tigers at Heinz Field on October 23, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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Malik Willis #7 of the Liberty Flames (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

Best NFL fit for Malik Willis: Pittsburgh Steelers

While the Steelers need a lot more than a quarterback to succeed, they appear to be infatuated with Malik Willis. It isn’t hard to see why, as the former Liberty product has been impressive at the Senior Bowl despite struggling last year in college. He has all of the tools to be a great NFL quarterback, but his competition level and lack of dominance at that level leaves him with question marks.

In terms of what the Steelers want in a new quarterback, Willis fits the bill. He has the mobility that Mike Tomlin has made clear he wants, and he has the second-best arm in the draft behind Strong.

His decision-making, technique, and adjustment to NFL competition will lead to a lot of growing pain, but if everything comes together for Willis, he should easily be the best quarterback from this class.

Why do the Steelers make a good fit for Willis? Beyond just their fit matching up well, the team is one of the more patient ones in the NFL. Players like Bud Dupree and even Terrell Edmunds were given ample time to develop despite early struggles.

With Mason Rudolph under contract through next season as well, Willis can take his first season to get acclimated before jumping into the game. The fit and the team’s patience make Willis to the Steelers the best bet.