Malik Wills Draft Stock Soaring as New Favorite to Be No. 2 Overall Pick

Max Staley
Malik Willis draft stock soaring as the new favorite to be the No. 2 overall pick.
Malik Willis draft stock soaring as the new favorite to be the No. 2 overall pick. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Liberty's Malik Willis has been the biggest riser of the pre-draft period. He entered the offseason as a likely first-round pick, but he's now seen as the heavy favorite to be the first quarterback selected in the 2022 NFL Draft, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

But his rise hasn't stopped there. In fact, Willis (+380) is now favored to be the No. 2 overall selection, tying him with Notre Dame's Kyle Hamilton (+380).

Malik Willis NFL Draft Odds

The Detroit Lions currently hold the No. 2 overall pick, and these odds make it seem like Willis could be headed to the Motor City on draft night. But most analysts seem to have Detroit taking a defender as it continues its lengthy rebuild, meaning a trade could be in play at No. 2. That leaves plenty of potential draft destinations for Willis.

The Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks are both QB-needy teams with a top-10 pick, and it wouldn't be too shocking to see one trade up to land their guy.

Of course, these odds will only continue to shift as the offseason progresses. And that change could come as soon as this afternoon. If Willis lights it up at his pro day today, he might just continue his meteoric rise.

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