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Malik Willis' grandma goes viral after being mistaken for his mom at NFL Draft

Willis had a hilarious response to the NFL Network's tweet
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Malik Willis could be the first quarterback taken in the 2022 NFL Draft, but it's his grandma getting all of the buzz.

Willis, who is in Las Vegas for the draft, was photographed with his grandmother on the red carpet before the draft started Thursday night. 

The NFL Network thought it was his mom.

The responses to the tweet are pretty funny and about what you would expect. The NFL Network quickly recovered with a response of their own: "Oops! Grandma lookin' good!"

Willis, who starred at Roswell High School in Georgia, is projected to be taken in the first round of the draft. Willis played two seasons at Auburn - attempting just 13 passes in a backup role - before transferring to Liberty University. There, he blossomed into one of college football's top quarterbacks and a highlight machine.


Here's a photo of Willis with his mom and dad before the draft:

Malik Willis, 2022 NFL Draft

Liberty quarterback Malik Willis is photographed with his father Harold Willis and mother Shasta Grier on the red carpet at the Fountains of Bellagio before the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.