QB Malik Willis
High School: Roswell
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Year: Redshirt Junior*
Phil Steele Rating: PS#102
Malik Willis summer scouting report
Arm Talent (20)
Arm strength is there, it’ll be among the best in the class. Has the ability to really unload it. Can throw quickly and off-platform with strength and velocity. Release tends to be quite unconventional. It’s elongated, especially when he goes to make high-velocity throws. Has the ability to throw from different arm angles effectively. Throws well off-platform.
Fairly accurate. Box accurate quarterback. Struggles to throw the far-out accurately – needs to put the ball in front of the receiver. I think the deep out is going to be a serious issue for Willis. Really is all over the place trying to throw that. I’d be pretty concerned with his consistency. Flashes the ability to throw accurately on big throws. Will try to force throws into coverage at times. The placement is very boxy. Needs to work on reading coverages to be more consistent.
Pocket Presence (10)
Works surprisingly well from the pocket. Doesn’t adjust as well as you’d like to see but has good upper body strength to absorb contact as he throws without losing the accuracy and velocity. Looks like he really studies opposing defense’s blitz packages because he reacts very well to them.
Footwork could use some work, is raw and inconsistent. Shrugs under pressure and steps away from the throw. Has very quick feet, so the upside is there.
Excellent athlete outside of the pocket. Solid athlete with some real ability as a runner.
Very good improviser to keep the play alive. Works well against blitzes. Has the athleticism to move the ball outside of the pocket, but tries to force big plays to happen sometimes.
Football IQ/Field Vision (10)
Overall report on Malik Willis