Pros: Has a good arm and zip and capable of making all the throws. Has decent mobility and does a nice job throwing on the run. Makes good decisions and doesn't force passes. Shows nice mechanic and footwork.
Cons: Needs to improve his accuracy and timing. Doesn't show great anticipation on his throws and doesn't consistently go through his progressions. Will stare down receivers. Lacks touch throwing downﬁeld and settles far too much for the dump off. Not really going to make plays with his legs.
Overview: Willy is a guy that projects very well to be a career backup in the NFL. Had 15-27 career record, but was 13-13 the past two years, helping turn around one of the country’s worst football programs. In that time, completed 67% of his passes and had 40:12 TD-INT ratio.
NFL Forecast: He is the type of Joey Harrington or Kelly Holcomb backup that won't lose you a game, but also won't win it for you. He's a smart guy, but doesn't always show the ability to take a chance which is needed from time to time. But does show the potential to manage a game very well and could be a competent backup on a team with a good ground attack and strong defense. But not a starter, as he'd be unable to lead a team to postseason success. He's the type of quarterback that you don't mind coming in for a game or two, but beyond that is going to be trouble.
ATL Forecast: Willy could be developed as a backup in Atlanta. He'll probably be much more able at managing a game than either Redman
ATL Forecast: Willy could be developed as a backup in Atlanta. He'll probably be much more able at managing a game than either Redman or Shockley, but he won't be able to make the plays that either of those guys can make. Efﬁciency might be the best way to describe him. That quality might endear him early with the coaches and give him a chance to stick as the No.3 or on the practice squad. But he lacks real ideal upside and at some point in the future you would expect the team to upgrade over him.
Value: Willy is worth bringing to camp as a fourth arm for a team, but doesn't have a starter's upside. That means he's an undrafted free agent.
Scouting Reports of quarterbacks in the 2009 NFL draft.
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