Tannehill ‘played against’, without Malik Willis
Former Liberty Flames midfielder Malik Willis often has his name listed in the first round of recent test drafts last Thursday. However, NFL teams disagree with such assessments, as Willis reduction to the third round of the player selection process until the Tennessee Titans picked him with the 86th overall pick.
Tennessee already has veteran Ryan Tannehill at the top of the depth charts at the sport’s most important spot, and Tannehill made it clear on Tuesday that he won’t be giving the rookie the symbolic keys to the action. offense this summer.
“We’re competing with each other,” Tannehill said of Willis when speaking to reporters, per Nick Shook of the tournament’s website. “We’re watching the same tape, we’re doing the same exercise. I don’t think it’s my duty to mentor him, but if he’s learned from me along the way then that’s it. It’s a wonderful thing.”
Tannehill added that he texted Willis after the selection was made but was not informed in advance Tennessee would use pick 86 for a potential signal caller.
“The team will do what they think is in the best interest of the team,” said Tannehill. “I don’t have a problem with Malik. We’re looking to add talent and people who can help us. We’ll add him to the room and start from there.”
Tannehill also admit that recipient AJ Brown, the Titans’ widely traded star for the Philadelphia Eagles on the draft’s opening night, “hurt” him both “professionally” and “personally”.