Scouting Snapshots-Tyler Wilson
Written by Curt Popejoy on 08/25/2012
These are my preseason scouting reports. They are meant to just lay a foundation for where these players are going into the 2012 College Football season. Obviously when I do final scouting reports on these players after the season, things will change. No guarantees they will change for the better, and I do my best to be objective and pragmatic. You all may take that as being negative, but if I like a guy I say so, and if I don't, you'll hear that too.
Tyler Wilson, QB Arkansas
-Solid Athleticism, especially in the pocket
-Great zip on short/intermediate throws
-High football IQ
-Experience in pro style offense
-Does a nice job going through reads
-Poise in the pocket, confident
-Doesn't throw a great deep ball
-accuracy leaves something to be desired.
-Average athlete outside the pocket
-Squeezes it too tight some times
-Needs more polish
-Could struggle with roster changes
As we see more and more teams going quarterback early in the NFL Draft, a guy like Wilson has to be happy. He's a confident and talented quarterback with an NFL body and skillset. He's very agile from tackle to tackle and can extend the play, but sometimes he takes it too far and holds the ball too long. I want to see Wison respond after all the turmoil at the University of Arkansas this offseason. He's going to have to learn to trust new targets and get them up to speed with him in a hurry. I'm not sure Wilson can be the number 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, but if he can have a repeat of next year and grow in those select areas, he'll definitely be in the conversation.
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Photo courtesy of AP
Last Edited: 08/25/2012