Tyler Wilson 2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Player Name: Tyler Wilson
Weight: 220 lbs
40 Time: N/A
Tyler Wilson by all accounts is exactly what an NFL quarterback prospect should be. He has the make-up of a starting quarterback from size to his arm and accuracy, and projects well at the next level. However, he didn’t seem to really take his play to the next level as a senior in 2012, and many have soured on him.
The guy has all the intangibles and the skill-set you look for. He has very good size and build, an above average arm, and better than advertised mobility. Has a quick release and displays a nice zip on short and intermediate passes. He’s a pure pocket passer, but still has enough athleticism to sense and evade pressure. He stands tall in the face of defenders, and can make all the throws – guy will literally sacrifice his body to complete a pass at times. Has good accuracy on short to intermediate throws, and his long ball has potential. Reads defenses well and works through his progressions with the best of them. Has faced tough competition and put up solid numbers two years in a row.
Not an overly gifted athlete, which is why he’s normally glued to the pocket. That’s not a horrible thing, but it’s still there. He likes to stay in the pocket normally, which can lead to unnecessary hits and affected throws. He also should slide more when he’s finishing runs. He has a good arm, but his deep ball is inconsistent and that could be a bit of an issue at the next level. Generally makes pretty sound decisions but can force throws into double and triple coverage at times. Interceptions went way up from junior to senior seasons, which was evidence that he took more chances. That can be both good and bad, but could get him into trouble at the next level. Failed to take a major leap in his senior season, which clearly has disappointed a lot of scouts.
I like Wilson a lot. Physically he’s ready to make an impact at the next level. He’s not the most explosive quarterback in terms of athleticism, arm strength or numbers, but he’s probably one of the more NFL-ready passers in this draft class. Needless to say, I believe he’s vastly underrated and would be a steal anywhere after round two. I also wouldn’t be shocked at all to see him sneak into round one, either.
NFL Player Comparison: Tony Romo
Draft Range: Round 2-3
Interested Teams: Jets, Chiefs, Cardinals
Wilson is the real deal as a pocket passer, and the Jets, Chiefs and Cardinals will all be looking for a new one. He would fit all of their systems beautifully.
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