Top Performers By Position
Quarterback: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
The Senior Bowl week was supposed to be the week where the six Quarterbacks invited started to distinguish from each other and fall into place. That surely wasn’t the case and I’m not sure how much more scouts and evaluators know now that they didn’t when they came in. As they were when they entered the week, many of them leave rated closely together. The top performer of the week in my opinion was Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson. Wilson was the most accurate and consistent performer on the south squad. He showed good command of the offense, above average athleticism for the position and a better delivery than he had during the season. Wilson was able to anticipate routes and throw his receivers open while the others took more time to adjust to their new receivers. While Wilson’s arm-strength wasn’t “great” he certainly showed that it is strong enough to make all the throws.
Overall, I just thought Wilson had the cleanest overall week, with the fewest mistakes and mental errors. After speaking with all six QB’s for a decent amount of time this week, I felt Wilson was probably the sharpest with his knowledge of what he can and can’t do at this point. There’s also something to be said for his gunslinger mentality, which helped him out in new surroundings this week. As far as a draft range, it’s likely he worked his way back into the first round mix. Personally, I would have a tough time pulling the trigger on any of these six QBs in round one. But, all it takes is one team and with so many QB needy teams, one probably will.