Tyler Wilson Scouting Report

tyler-wilson (1)Tyler Wilson 6-3 220 Sr QB Arkansas
Has good height for the position. He has a good sized frame and has a little room to grow into to it.
Athletic Ability/Mobility
He displays above average mobility. He can scramble and buy time with his legs or tuck and run for positive yards. He is not a threat to make a game breaking run, but is able to pick up positive chunks of yardage.
Arm Strength
He has good overall arm strength. He has plenty of arm strength to make every NFL throw. At times he does not put as much zip as he is capable of on a throw. Some of this is attributed to his mechanics as sometimes he falls off to the side as he throws and at times he doesn’t set his feet and transfer his weight as he throws.
Pocket Presence
He is a tough player who is willing to stand in the pocket and take a hit while delivering the ball down-field. He steps up in the pocket and occasionally exits the pocket early. He keeps his eyes down-field while scrambling and rolling to the sideline.
Accuracy
He  pretty good overall accuracy. At times his mechanics affect his accuracy. When given time to go through progression and step up in the pocket he is an accurate passer.
Decision Making
At times he forces passes into coverage. Sometimes he doesn’t have a lot of zip on these passes because of his mechanics. Other times is he overconfident with arm and throws late and across his body. When given time he flashes the ability to work through his progressions and make pretty good decisions with the football.
He shows the ability to change arm angles when necessary. At times he throws slightly sidearm.
Durability
Suffered a head injury after taking several hits to the head in a game vs Louisiana- Monroe. He missed a few games and then returned to play the rest of the season.

Production
He was a two year starter for the Razorbacks. Arkansas 2012 season was a big disappointment. It started with head coach Bobby Petrino being fired in the summer and assistant coach John L. Smith taking over. Many of Wilson’s receiving weapons graduated. Despite a difficult year for the Razorbacks he still threw for over 3,000 yards and 21 touchdowns. His interception to touchdown ratio went up significantly form 2011 when he threw just 6 interceptions.
Bottom Line
Wilson has good size for an NFL quarterback. He displays above average mobility, a quick compact release, and enough arm strength to make all of the necessary NFL throws. He is a tough player who is not afraid to take a hit. His accuracy can be a bit inconsistent and much of that can be attributed to his footwork and lower body mechanics. Overall he projects to become a starting quarterback with some development and coaching at the next level.

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