Scouting The Draft: QB, Tyler Wilson, Arkansas

A lot of hoopla surrounding the top QB in this year’s NFL draft.  A name picking up steam, and could move up more as the draft nears, is former Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson.  Let’s take a look.

Measurables

Height: 6’2″  Weight: 218 Lbs  Age: 23 Bench: N/A  40 Time: N/A

Broad Jump: N/A  Vertical: N/A  20 Yd Shuttle: N/A  3 Cone: N/A

Arm Length: N/A  Hands: N/A Projected: 2nd-3rd Rd

Strengths

Great character and toughness at Arkansas behind a suspect offensive line and the Bobby Petrino scandal.  He has short throw accuracy.  Can take a hit in the pocket and still deliver the throw.  Very durable throughout his career.  When he sets his feet and steps into his throws, his mechanics are great.

Weaknesses

60% career accuracy.  Wilson makes a couple dangerous throws per game and when he does, he usually throws off-balance.  Not a good sign.  He doesn’t progress through his reads every play and can telegraph passes.  Lacks deep ball accuracy.  Wilson also doesn’t have prototypical size for a QB but neither does Drew Brees.  He struggles a bit with throws on the run.  He doesn’t have a great arm and his hand size has reportedly come into question(seriously!).

Comparable Player: Matt Flynn

Rumored Team Interest: I haven’t read or heard any rumored team interest at this point.

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