After spending two seasons as a backup at Auburn, Willis emerged as a beginning QB following his switch to Liberty University. In 23 video games between two seasons, Willis accomplished 62.4 % of his passes for five,107 yards, 47 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He was additionally productive on the bottom, speeding for 1,822 yards and 27 touchdowns on 338 carries.
Thanks to his efficiency in faculty, Willis was projected to be one of many first QB prospects off the board throughout the 2022 draft, with some pundits predicting that he might be a first-round decide. He ended up being the third QB chosen (behind Kenny Pickett, Steelers and Desmond Ridder, Falcons), with the Titans taking Willis with the No. 86 decide within the draft.
During OTAs and minicamp, Willis was working behind Ryan Tannehill and Logan Woodside. There’s a superb probability the rookie QB will slide in third on the depth chart for a lot of the 2022 marketing campaign.
With the signing, the Titans have now inked their complete draft class:
Round 1: No. 18 (from Saints by way of Eagles) Treylon Burks, WR (Arkansas) (signed)
Round 2: No. 35 (from Jets) Roger McCreary, CB (Auburn) (signed)
Round 3: No. 69 (from Jets) Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT (Ohio State) (signed)
Round 4: No. 86 (from Raiders) Malik Willis, QB (Liberty)
Round 4: No. 131 Hassan Haskins, RB (Michigan) (signed)
Round 4: No. 143 Chig Okonkwo, TE (Maryland) (signed)
Round 5: No. 163 (from Steelers by way of Jets) Kyle Phillips, WR (UCLA) (signed)
Round 6: No. 204 Theo Jackson, CB (Tennessee) (signed)
Round 6: No. 219 Chance Campbell, LB (Ole Miss) (signed)