It took until Day 3 of the 2013 NFL draft, but we’re finally having a run on quarterbacks.
The Oakland Raiders took former Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson with the 112th overall pick, making Wilson the third quarterback to go in the fourth round. Wilson follows USC’s Matt Barkley to the Eagles and Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib to the Giants.
Wilson had an excellent 2011 season against great competition in the SEC and was viewed as a potential first-round pick. But in 2012, the entire Arkansas program fell apart when coach Bobby Petrino decided to take his mistress for a motorcycle ride, and Wilson struggled along with the rest of his team, and as a result his draft stock took a tumble.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Wilson has a strong arm and looks like a future starter in the NFL. The question is how he’ll fit in a Raiders depth chart that also features Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor. That may turn out to be one of the most interesting quarterback situations in the NFL this summer.