Breaking News With the 86th pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Titans select QB Malik Willis, Liberty

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Apr 29, 2022.

  1. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    Young was the Rookie of the Year. His issues were due to his lack of mental capacity or willingness to put in the work to develop his game after year one.
     
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  2. Dman5TX

    Dman5TX Pro Bowler

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    I am not claiming Malik Willis to be a steal or anything yet.

    But the whole “hope he knows how to avoid sacks” comment is kinda crazy to me. Have you seen the guy play? He’s elusive as hell. I was not super high on Willis either. I think he has a LONG way to go. His footwork is really really bad and leads to a lot of inconsistencies throwing the football. But if you watch some of the cut ups you will see he is often times running for his life (and doing so successfully). Completely opposite of what we have right now.

    This guy is a former NFL QB and does a good job breaking down the film. FWIW, he had him as the top rated QB in this class. He’s made like 6 or 7 videos just on Malik.

     
  3. Dman5TX

    Dman5TX Pro Bowler

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    I don’t see the McNair comparison at all. McNair was not as elusive as Malik. Malik has legitimate scramble ability. Like can make multiple guys miss in the open field, type stuff. McNair was tough as hell and could run around but wasn’t going to juke a DB.

    I think Malik’s ceiling is Deshaun Watson (he’s probably a little more elusive than Watson but I think he runs less in the NFL). But the floor is Cardale Jones. It’s definitely not a given this guy is going to be a star, but he certainly has the talent.
     
  4. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Useless trivia knowledge champion

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    I get it and my comment isn’t that he’s not elusive, but 51 sacks over 14/15 games is a lot and cannot be all on the OL.
    I’m also talking about his willingness to take a hit. Not standing in the pocket but when running too, I hate to see the guy get injured just for not willing to slide and play another down.
     
  5. steverife

    steverife Pro Bowler

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    All scrambling QB's take a lot of sacks. Russell Wilson was given as the example, but that dude takes a million sacks. We hear about how bad the Seahawks line is, but that dude is impossible to block for. I bet they'll get "better" this year. Lamar is one of the leaders in taking sacks. Vick was one of the leaders in taking sacks.

    If Malik Willis plays, he'll take a lot of sacks. The hope is that he makes up for it with scrambles for first downs and scrambling guys open and hitting them.
     
  6. titansrule00000

    titansrule00000 Pro Bowler

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    He also lacked the brains to learn the playbook
     
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  8. Dman5TX

    Dman5TX Pro Bowler

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    No one has said it’s ALL on the OL. But even if 1/3 of them are (it’s probably more than that)…I mean you wouldn’t be talking about how many sacks he’s taken.

    He will have time to learn to throw the ball away and slide to avoid big hits. He’s not playing right away.

    In college there is a massive difference in athletic ability, so they can get away with it. He will learn the NFL is different.
     
  9. Chronos

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    I know a trainer for the Titans and he said it was clear Vince really struggled to read and that defensive players used to point to the board and say, “Hey Vince, what does that say?”. Pretty sad. It was definitely a combination of lack of effort and limited capacity. I don’t think either apply to Willis, but his learning curve is enormous.
     
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