Denver Broncos QB option No. 3: Malik Willis, rookie, Liberty
I think the potential of Malik Willis at the next level is great enough that the Broncos should seriously consider taking him with the 9th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Willis is one of the most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks in this draft class, and with his combination of arm talent and athleticism, he might be the top guy from this class in terms of high risk and high reward.
Regardless of high reward potential, high risk is not everyone’s favorite brand, and therefore there is no clear consensus on Malik Willis at this point.
You have a variety of people who see him as the QB1 of this class and others who feel like he’s not worth a first-round pick.
The drastic difference of opinion on Willis won’t be a factor for the Denver Broncos, who undoubtedly have their own views at this point.
George Paton has seen Willis in person a couple of times now that we know of, watching him play in person against Ole Miss during the 2021 college football season and also getting boots on the ground in Mobile at the Senior Bowl to see him.
The interview process will be crucial for Willis as the Denver Broncos are looking for a QB with a combination of intelligence and toughness. Willis is rumored to be a high football character type of player and you can see his toughness in the way he plays.