The Tennessee Titans made one of the most noteworthy moves on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL draft when they traded up four picks to take Liberty quarterback Malik Willis with the No. 86 overall selection.
This pick at that point in the draft is the definition of low risk, high reward, except calling Willis’ ceiling a “high reward” would be massively underselling his potential.
From a physical standpoint, Willis possesses all the traits that you could want in a modern-day quarterback. However, despite having a seemingly limitless ceiling, there are valid reasons for his draft night slide into the third round.
This article is going to elaborate on what makes Willis a special talent, while also explaining why he will likely need an extended period to mature into a professional quarterback.
With that said, let’s dive into everything that makes the Titans’ newest quarterback and potential future of the franchise such an intriguing player.