BIO: Former linebacker who started the past three seasons. Career-best rushing totals of 31/149/5 came as a sophomore. Used sparingly last year when the team went to one-back sets.
POSITIVES: Aggressive lead blocker who clears lanes for ball carriers. Blocks down or engulfs opponents and removes them from the action. Punishing short-yardage runner when handed the ball. Plays with good balance, keeping his feet off the initial hit.
NEGATIVES: Not quick out of his stance nor effective around tackle. Average skill in pass protection.
ANALYSIS: Possessing top size/speed numbers for a lead blocker, Willis has possibilities at the next level but will be downgraded due to minimal playing time as a senior.