2. Malik Willis, Liberty
Malik Willis is the top quarterback on the consensus board, but he comes in just behind Matt Corral in my final QB rankings. Willis unquestionably has the rawest upside of any quarterback in this class thanks to his cannon arm and electrifying mobility. However, I question whether or not he will be able to reach his full potential.
If he had to step onto an NFL field right now, Willis might be just the sixth-best quarterback in this class. Fortunately, quarterback careers can last a very long time at the next level, and I’m not grading Willis off the player I think he will be in 2022.
Still, there are a lot of things about his game that scare me more than they seem to do with others. Willis has a tendency to stare down his receiver and he’s too quick to bail from a clean pocket. He also has some accuracy issues and his decision-making was questionable at best last year.
Willis needs some time to put it all together. If he does, he can be special. However, there’s just so much to work on still. He’s a complete projection prospect who still has a reasonably-high floor thanks to his arm and mobility.