In a draft year that is lacking talent at the quarterback position many aren’t expecting a lot of quarterbacks to be taken in the first round. Geno Smith could be picked #1 overall or drop down in the first round significantly. USC’s Matt Barkley has garnered a lot of interest but there is no guarantee he’ll go in the first round either.
Arkansas’s Tyler Wilson though says he think he’ll go in the first round.
“I feel that way,” Wilson said, via the USA Today. “I know where I stack up and a number of things I can bring an NFL team. I think I’m worthy.”
Wilson elaborates on why a team would take him in the first round.
“I’m spinning the heck out of the football,” Wilson said. “My natural ability to throw the ball has always been my signature. But it’s also my ability to move around a little bit and buy myself some time to make throws other guys wouldn’t make because I’m tough and will hang in there a little longer, and I can make throws while I’m being pressured.”
Well a strong combine and pro day can always move a player up and down a draft board. Wilson certainly has had to overcome his own trials at Arkansas as he saw coaches and coordinators come and go, not to mention losing his top 3 targets to last years draft.
“I feel good about my throwing, better than I’ve ever felt.”