LYNCHBURG, Va. — Liberty quarterback Malik Willis impressed a college pro-working day file 60 NFL coaches, scouts and executives from all 32 groups with the arm strength and athleticism that has him projected as a initial-spherical draft decide on.
Willis was especially amazing Tuesday with an improvised strike that traveled 65 yards in the air, with no time for the 22-year-previous to established just before launching the bomb.
But what seemed to most impress Willis, who claimed he came into the working day without the need of any ambitions or expectations, occurred the evening in advance of whilst getting supper with Pittsburgh Steelers mentor Mike Tomlin.
“I’m like, ‘Mike Tomlin’s ingesting rooster wings?'” Willis reported in amazement after a session that bundled 70 scripted throws. “Which is what you want. I mean, he is a ordinary dude.”
Tomlin, whose team has the 20th choose in the April 28 draft, was one particular of two head coaches in attendance. The other was Carolina coach Matt Rhule, whose group has the sixth select.
Rhule and offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo spent most of Willis’ 70 scripted plays standing in 10 to 15 yards of the quarterback. Carolina’s Scott Fitterer, a person of 4 general professionals/executives in attendance, was not much at the rear of.
The other general supervisors/executives were Atlanta’s Terry Fontenot, Pittsburgh’s Kevin Colbert and Washington’s Marty Hurney.
Carolina and Atlanta came up limited very last 7 days in trying to trade for Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson, who finally went to Cleveland.
So both of those teams are in the market for a quarterback, even nevertheless Atlanta signed Marcus Mariota right after buying and selling Matt Ryan to Indianapolis and the Panthers continue to have Sam Darnold less than deal.
Washington also stays in the market place regardless of investing