Steelers draft: NFL comparisons for the top-6 quarterback prospects
Malik Willis has been compared to Mike Vick, Lamar Jackson, and Jalen Hurts.
Malik Willis seems to be the number one quarterback on the board by most evaluators. He is a raw talent coming out of the small program of Liberty. He was able to put up great performances and catch the eye of many scouts.
The Steelers have shown a ton of interest in this player. This has led to many believing that he is their top target on draft day. That will only become a reality if the Steelers can find a way of trading up high enough to select this player. That is going to be a major focus of media coverage as the draft gets closer.
Taking Willis will require a trade-up to potentially the number five overall pick or higher. He has the strongest arm of anyone in this draft and has great mobility. His speed is freakish and something that no coach can teach. Willis has the highest ceiling of any quarterback in this class, but he is a gamble.
Mike Vick and Lamar Jackson are fair comparisons with their mobility factors. Willis has a stronger arm than both. He is also better in both arm strength and mobility than Jalen Hurts has. The main thing with this player will be focusing on his strength and trying to adjust him to the NFL level as much as possible.
These quarterbacks are not held in very high regard in this draft class. There are some interesting options that could turn out to be some of their NFL comparisons.