The Tennessee Titans selected Liberty quarterback Malik Willis in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, and Twitter celebrated.
Perhaps the most shocking portion of the 2022 NFL Draft was the fact that only one quarterback was selected through the first two rounds. Liberty’s Malik Willis was believed to be a potential first round selection. Yet, his name went unannounced. That all changed following a trade.
The Tennessee Titans pulled off a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders for the No. 86 pick, and they used it to select Willis.
Willis was overcome with emotion once he found out that he will begin his NFL career with the Titans.
Twitter celebrates Malik Willis getting selected by the Titans in NFL Draft
With many wondering why Willis was sliding, they took to Twitter to celebrate that he was finally taken off the board after receiving the call from the Titans.
As for the trade, the Titans sent the No. 90 and 169 picks to the Las Vegas Raiders for the 86th selection to take Willis.
Out of all of the quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft, Willis is viewed as having the highest ceiling, due in part to his arm strength. Not only that, but he has the athleticism to make plays with his legs.
This past season with the Flames, Willis completed 61.1-percent of his passes for 2,857 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Willis also ran for 878 yards and 13 touchdowns on 197 carries.
Now, Willis heads to Tennessee. He likely will not see much playing time in his rookie year due to the fact that Ryan Tannehill is on the roster. But, he could have the opportunity to become the team’s starter after the 2022 season. Tannehill is under contract.
It may have taken longer than many have expected, but Willis is officially in the NFL as a quarterback for the Titans.