After a strong week of practice at the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, Liberty quarterback Malik Willis concluded his week with a strong showing in the game on Saturday afternoon. Following the conclusion of practice this week, Willis was named the top quarterback on the American team in a vote from defensive teammates.

Getting the start at quarterback for the American team, Willis was able to convert two first downs on the ground before the drive stalled after two straight penalties and ended in a punt. On the first drive, Willis completed 2 of 3 passes for 11 yards and had 2 carries for 25 yards.

Willis would play the entire first quarter for the American team. The last play of the quarter was his biggest highlight, as he was able to reel off a 27 yard run he nearly broke into the end zone before being stopped inside the ten yard line. In the first quarter, Willis completed 2 of 4 passes for 11 yards while carrying the ball five times for 48 yards.

His time at the Senior Bowl did nothing but help his draft prospects as we continue inching towards the 2022 NFL Draft which begins on Thursday, April 28. Willis’ next opportunity to impress scouts will be at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine which begins on Tuesday, March 1 in Indianapolis. He will then participate in Liberty’s Pro Day on March 24.

The 6’1″, 225 pound athlete and native of Atlanta, Georgia, finished his time at Liberty with a 17-6 record as a starting quarterback. This past season, Willis completed 207 of 339 passes for 2,857 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He also led the Flames in rushing with 878 yards and 13 touchdowns on 197 carries.

Liberty has had eight players drafted in the NFL Draft all-time, but only one has been selected earlier than the fourth round. In 1990, tight end Eric Green was taken in the first round with the No. 21 overall selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Several Liberty players have been taken in the 4th round including Kelvin Edwards (1986), Walt Aikens (2014), and Antonio Gandy-Golden (2020).

Here’s a look at some of Malik Willis’ current mock draft estimates that have been updated in recent days since his time in Mobile: