- Position: QB
- School: BYU
- Class: Junior
- Height: 6’3″
- Weight: 210 lbs
Wilson was a 3-star recruit coming out of Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah. He had offers from a handful of schools (Cal, Minnesota, Syracuse, Boise State) and originally committed to Boise State before decommiting and commit to BYU. In three seasons with the Cougars he recorded 7,652 yards, 56 touchdowns to 15 interceptions with a career completion rating of 67 percent. He also added 642 rushing yards on 212 carries and 15 rushing touchdowns. Wilson’s best season come in 2020 where he recorded 3,692 yards, 33 touchdowns to 3 interceptions. He also added 254 rushing yards on 70 carries with 10 rushing touchdowns.
Good height for the position. He is a little on the lighter side and will have to put on at least another 15 pounds to withstand the hits he will take at the next level.
Showed tremendous improvement from last season at putting the ball in a position defenders can’t make a play on it. Sometimes his receivers would have to comeback and adjust to his throws that are a little off target.
Mobility/Throw on the Run: 5
The part of his game you become sold on. His ability to extend plays outside of the pocket is incredible. The different arm angles he can throw the ball from reminds me a lot of guys like Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray and Aaron Rodgers. Great at flipping his hips and delivering an accurate throw while on the move.
Pocket Presence/Poise: 5
Always stands strong in the pocket and keeps his eyes downfield. Has almost a sixth sense when it comes to feeling pressure and moves around in the pocket well to buy himself some time.
Double edge sword here. He is great at coming off his first read and checking down. On the same token, he often won’t even look to his second read, just automatically go to his safety valve.
Decision Making: 3
Improved from 2019 to 2020, still work to be done here. His flashy plays will make for an exciting highlight reel, but often lead to quite a few risky throws.
Arm Strength: 5
Go watch him throw it 65 yards against Western Kentucky with just a flick of his wrist, then come tell me he doesn’t have a cannon.
He throws from a very wide base and limits the torque that he could get from a narrower base.
Played through a shoulder and hand injury in 2019. He seemed to rehab from the shoulder injury as he looked excellent in 2020. Something to take note of though.
He’s not a one year wonder, go watch his 2018 tape, not his injury ridden 2019 season. Wilson didn’t play against top talent, but he wasn’t surrounded by top talent either. His go to option, Dax Milne, is projected to go in the sixth round. This guy has all the tools to be a top tier QB in this league. He’s not perfect, but the base set of skills he has makes him a highly touted prospect at the most coveted position in the NFL.
First round, top five
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