Many analysts thought Malik Willis would be a first round draft pick. Some even had him going in the top 10. But as the first two days of the 2022 NFL Draft unfolded, the Liberty quarterback continued to slide.
Willis’ tumble down NFL draft boards quickly turned into the biggest talking point, but the Tennessee Titans decided to finally put an end to that when they took him in the third round, with the 86th overall pick.
By that point, you would probably expect Willis to be tired, annoyed and disappointed…
But that was far from the case. Rather, the young man was still overcome with emotions of happiness when he was finally selected, as he shed tears while celebrating with family and friends. Despite all he had been through over the course of the past 24 hours, Willis still appeared to be appreciative of the opportunity before him.
The clip just goes to show how humble the young man is. And the fact that he dropped so far in the draft shouldn’t cause people to forget that Willis can still ball out. With his speed, strength and athleticism, this is a player who could develop into a “stronger-armed Russell Wilson,” as the NFL Network broadcast crew described it.
Willis’ athletic abilities are undeniable. And based on his reaction to being taken by the Titans, it appears as though the man has a good head on his shoulders as well. Twitter took note of the latter, and here’s how they reacted to it: