3 Quarterbacks the Atlanta Falcons could target in the draft
3. Malik Willis has all the tools to be a successful starting quarterback in the NFL
Malik Willis is a smart athlete who can scramble and has a B+ arm his problem has been staying healthy and not pressing. Willis behind Ryan could work and allow the former Liberty quarterback to learn on the job and give Ryan a mobile backup if an injury were to strike.
Willis developed as a passer during his time at Liberty his growth was evident both early this season and throughout. He has steadily improved as a passer learning to get to his second and third reads before taking off outside of the pocket.
The one issue with Willis is the fact he plays at times too hard for his position. Meaning he allows himself to take a lot of punishment trying to get that extra yard. Atlanta drafting Willis makes a lot of sense when you consider where he is in his career.
Learning behind a pocket passer like Matt Ryan would be ideal for Willis and allow him to continue to develop. Willis doesn’t have the strongest arm in his draft class but has enough arm to stretch the field and has to be respected as a scrambler.
Drafting Willis is certainly a risk for Atlanta but it is hard to imagine Willis being a bigger miss than Ryan’s current backup.