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Report: Malik Willis to visit Falcons, Panthers and Colts next week

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The 2022 NFL Draft is approaching, which means it’s an exciting time of the year for prospects who are looking to take the next step.

Malik Willis, a quarterback out of Liberty University, is certainly a player that will be drafted later this month. Some fans even think there’s a chance that he’ll be the first quarterback selected.

There are plenty of teams in the NFL that could use a special talent like Willis, and the youngster is reportedly set to visit a few of them next week. It sounds like the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts will all meet with the 22-year-old soon.

Willis is an exciting player, and the team that lands him will surely be excited. It’ll be fascinating to see how early he goes in the draft.

Willis played four seasons at the collegiate level. Two of them were at Auburn University, and the other two were at Liberty.

During his stint at Auburn, the quarterback saw very little playing time. However, he really made a name for himself at Liberty, putting together a pair of impressive campaigns.

In the 2020 season, Willis completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 2,250 yards and 20 touchdowns in just 10 games. He also ran the ball for 944 yards and 14 touchdowns.

In the 2021 campaign, Willis appeared in 13 games, completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 2,857 yards and 27 touchdowns. He rushed for 878 yards and 13 touchdowns as well.

Willis’ decision to transfer to Liberty definitely paid off for him, and as a result, he’s going to hear his name called at the 2022 NFL Draft. Time will tell which team ends up picking him.


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