Malik Willis

Best Fits for the QB Class

By Josh Clark and Mike Wilson on 04/08/2022

Notes:  Willis reportedly impressed Carolina’s brass at his Pro Day last month, completing 64 of 69 passes all over the field.

Matt Rhule attended.

“I’d take a chance on him,” one scout told The Charlotte Observer. “You take a chance on talent.”

The Panthers have swung and missed on low-risk projects in recent years.  Here, they go with a little more risk but the class’ potential highest reward.

The Pickett to Panthers also has steam, here is a video from NFL Network:

Notes:  Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin missed Howell’s Pro Day.  But we think he’s already seen plenty — and Steelers staff have been taking peeks at the UNC star’s on-field play for years now. 

Tomlin covets an athletic, accurate QB and Howell is both of those things. He doesn’t have Brett Favre’s arm but he doesn’t need it.   Howell’s leadership in the locker room is also underrated. 

Desmond Ridder’s mechanics need work but he’s a fine fit for a Seahawks offense that relies on quick, short passes, slants and a host of other timing passes.  But Ridder also has a powerful arm capable of finding vertical threats downfield.

The Seahawks have a history of developing quarterbacks, even if they didn’t do the best job of appeasing their now-previous franchise QB.  Let’s not forget: Russell Wilson was far from a finished product when Seattle grabbed him in the 3rd round of the 2012 Draft.

  • Mike Wilson – QB Picks
    • Kenny Pickett to the Panthers
    • Malik Willis to the Steelers
    • Matt Corral to the Seahawks
    • Sam Howell to the Falcons
    • Desmond Ridder to the Commanders
  • Josh Clark – QB Picks
    • Malik Willis to the Panthers
    • Kenny Pickett to the Saints
    • Desmond Ridder to the Seahawks
    • Matt Corral to the Commanders
    • Sam Howell to the Steelers

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