Malik Willis is the most explosive quarterback prospect in college football
Liberty University’s Malik Willis is one of the most electrifying athletes in all sports. Moreover, his video-game-like plays make him a must-watch week in and week out.
Former Auburn QB Malik Willis continues to excel for 5-0 (and soon-to-be 6-0) Liberty.
Through 25 minutes of game action today, has already thrown for 192 yards and four touchdowns. Has also run for 56 yards, including 23 on this impressive scramble.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) October 24, 2020
The former Auburn Tiger transferred to Liberty before the 2020 campaign as the Tigers favored Bo Nix as their quarterback. Ultimately, the Tigers may regret that decision, as Willis is undoubtedly the most explosive signal-caller in all college football.
Right on the money 🎯
Malik Willis throws his 6th TD of the game, this time to CJ Daniels! pic.twitter.com/Z4e3kOzKSC
— Liberty Football (@LibertyFootball) October 24, 2020
Whether through the air or on the ground, the Atlanta, Georgia native’s strengths are one of a kind.
What makes Willis so dangerous?
The world has seen few players of Willis’s talent in recent years. For instance, many are quick to compare him to NFL players such as Lamar Jackson and Michael Vick. But, on the other hand, Willis is in a different realm than what they were as prospects. Without a shadow of a doubt, Willis is a better (more accurate) passer than either of them was.
1. Malik Willis should have easily run this in for a TD.
2. What a freaking throw, my goodness.
3. Does anyone want to tell me this doesn't remind them of a guy who wears number 8 for the Baltimore Ravens. pic.twitter.com/hlEMZRsYkV
— Kellyn Gerenstein (@tndo_kg) June 7, 2021
In addition, the Liberty Flame quarterback’s pass-first nature makes it hard on opposing defenses. However, there are a few things that Willis must improve at the NFL level.
Where can Willis improve and what to expect from him this season at Liberty…
Indeed, there are a few areas of concern about Willis’s game. First, he has to protect himself on some of his incredible runs in this clip. For instance, his skill set is elite, and nobody wants to see his availability lessened. Furthermore, if Willis intends to put some critics to bed, it wouldn’t hurt if he worked on his passing mechanics. He sometimes misses the simple throws due to inconsistent base/footwork, which cannot happen at the next level. Regardless, he is ready for a great 2021 season. He is, after all, a Heisman Trophy candidate. Above all, maybe the world will see why Malik is the top quarterback in the 2022 NFL Draft.
*Top Photo: Courtesy of Liberty Athletics