Not many people have Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson going in the first round of the NFL draft. But Wilson says that’s where he should go.
Asked by USA Today if he’s first-round worthy, Wilson said he is.
“I feel that way,” Wilson said. “I know where I stack up and a number of things I can bring an NFL team. I think I’m worthy.”
Wilson has a first-round arm, but the arm isn’t everything, and Wilson is generally viewed as a middle-round pick. Wilson is not among Mike Mayock’s Top 5 quarterbacks; he has Geno Smith of West Virginia, Matt Barkley of USC, Mike Glennon of North Carolina State, Ryan Nassib of Syracuse and Landry Jones of Oklahoma all ahead of Wilson.
But Wilson thinks his arm is going to impress NFL teams at the Scouting Combine.
“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.”
Wilson may well impress this week in Indianapolis. But probably not enough to get himself into the first round.