Liberty quarterback Malik Willis is one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft. Which teams are the best fits for him?
Malik Willis has quickly become one of the more polarizing players in the 2022 NFL Draft class. The masses seem to think this year’s quarterback group is “buyer beware” at best and “better luck next year” at worst.
Although this class doesn’t have a prospect the likes of Justin Herbert or Joe Burrow, Willis is certainly going to intrigue a lot of teams with his character, intangibles, powerful arm, and elite athleticism.
In this year’s draft class, there might not be a bigger risk/reward proposition than Willis. Of course, the risk involved here is a pretty worthwhile one because it’s at the quarterback position. Willis has a very high ceiling but potentially a very low floor.
Although every quarterback can benefit from a great situation with the right coaching, it feels like circumstances and coaching will be especially crucial for Willis in these early and formative years of his NFL career.
Which teams are the best fit for him at the next level?
Malik Willis best fit in 2022 NFL Draft no. 1: New York Giants
The New York Giants still have young Daniel Jones under contract. Jones was the Giants’ first-round pick back in the 2019 NFL Draft, the last quarterback class that was not highly regarded by NFL Draft analysts and experts.
The Giants didn’t care what the experts had to say, and they took Jones anyway.
He’s been a turnover machine in the NFL and to this point has failed to establish himself as a viable long-term solution.
Now, the Giants have a new general manager (Joe Schoen) and head coach (Brian Daboll) both coming over from the Buffalo Bills.
Although it’s not exactly apples to apples, the Bills had tremendous success developing Josh Allen coming out of the 2018 NFL Draft over the last four years, and Allen’s development and emergence were certainly factors in both Schoen and Daboll landing the jobs they did in Buffalo.
The Giants are far from a complete roster at this point but at the same time, they have no long-term QB situation and they also have two selections in the top seven picks overall. Depending on what is available to them, the Giants could easily snag a building block on the offensive line or off the edge defensively as well as take a shot on Willis.
As other teams have proven, if things don’t work out with your young QB, you can move on rather quickly.