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Raiders sign Tyler Wilson

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The Raiders took a step closer to signing up their entire draft class Tuesday with the signing of quarterback Tyler Wilson.

Wilson was selected in the fourth round with the 112th overall pick after a career at Arkansas that saw him throw 52 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. Like several other quarterbacks drafted this year, Wilson was considered a first-round pick at points during college before being selected several rounds later.

During spring practices, buzz on Wilson from beat writers watching the Raiders practice was strong and some opined that he could wind up starting games for the Raiders in 2013. There’s been less chatter on that front of late as the Raiders seem likely to see what Matt Flynn brings to the table, but Wilson could wind up moving in front of Terrelle Pryor on the team’s depth chart if things break his way in training camp.

The Raiders have now signed eight of their 10 picks from April. Their first two picks — first-round cornerback D.J. Hayden and second-round tackle Menelik Watson — remain unsigned.

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  1. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 23, 2013 2:57 PM

    I will support Matt Flynn, but clearly his arm is limited, he can run an offense tho …. he reminds me of Ryan Fitzpatrick a bit, who had couple solid years before tailing off poorly.

    But Tyler Wilson has IQ, toughness, leadership and a rocket arm … he has something about him.

    Pre-season will be interesting for him.

  2. jdubkc says: Jul 23, 2013 3:08 PM

    I love the guy but hate him in the AFC West… Good signing for the Faider’s. We will see you in October! Damn I love Football.

  3. oakfolk says: Jul 23, 2013 3:09 PM

    All 3 qbs have different styles. May the best man win!

  4. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 23, 2013 3:13 PM

    It’s gonna be interesting to watch, but I think Pryor needs to have made huge strides at the position to keep a roster spot at all. Much less a position on the depth chart.

  5. raiderrob21 says: Jul 23, 2013 3:22 PM

    Let the competition begin! At every position! Fun times ahead.

    RAIDER NATION!!!

  6. raiderlyfe510 says: Jul 23, 2013 3:23 PM

    To bad we don’t have anybody on our coaching staff who has successfully developed a professional QB.

  7. raiderufan says: Jul 23, 2013 3:24 PM

    I just hope this doesn’t turn into Andrew Walter 2.0

    If this kid is someone we are really interested in turning into our starting QB then run with it. This team has talent to develop in the next 1-2 years and starting him for the last 2 games, still having question so we don’t draft a QB and play him all next year and now our team isn’t the same and instead of drafting a QB in the first round we draft the pieces we’d want to put around one for the future…..

    If he might be the guy find out for sure before next season! PLEASE!!!!

  8. rolltide510 says: Jul 23, 2013 3:37 PM

    I just hope there’s enough potential in one of these guys that the Raiders can use their #1 overall pick in the draft next year on Clowney and not Bridgewater.

  9. pillaging4fun says: Jul 23, 2013 3:47 PM

    This past draft will make or break Reggie Mack. He clearly took a huge gamble drafting D.J Hayden. The only two draft picks from this years draft that i like are Tyler Wilson and Sio Moore, other than that there are huge question marks everywhere. Reggie my need to polish up his resume after this season.

  10. demolition510 says: Jul 23, 2013 4:00 PM

    I expect great things from him.

  11. trifectajjc says: Jul 23, 2013 4:38 PM

    He won’t be great immediately. But give the kid a year to develop and we might just end up with the steal of this draft class.

  12. raidermick3sb3rings says: Jul 23, 2013 4:47 PM

    jdubkc says:
    Jul 23, 2013 3:08 PM
    I love the guy but hate him in the AFC West… Good signing for the Faider’s. We will see you in October! Damn I love Football.

    ————————————-

    Never thought i would say this to a Chiefs fan, especially reffering to us as “FAIDERS”, But I must agree with you, I love football too…

    NFL is KING of all Pro Sports…
    You know, kinda like the Raiders are KING of AFC WEST

    Won fifteen division titles (three AFL and twelve NFL),

    Won three Super Bowls,

    Won four AFC titles (1976, 1980, 1983, and 2002*) and an AFL Championship to boot.
    *only team in AFC West to go to the Super Bowl this century.

    Won 6 in a row (Current streak) at Arrowhead Stadium

    The reality is, Al Davis did better than the other three owners in our division this century alone – Once again, proving the Raiders are truly the KINGS of the AFC WEST!!!!

    That all said, who’s actually FADING?

    Late…

  13. ccjcsr says: Jul 23, 2013 4:50 PM

    Trade Flynn to Jacksonville when Gabbert gets demoted, Let Wilson run the show.

  14. radrntn says: Jul 23, 2013 4:56 PM

    good, let the competition begin…GO Raiders!

  15. natelan69 says: Jul 23, 2013 4:59 PM

    Another promising career down the black and silver toilet. R.I.P.

  16. 1nationraidernation says: Jul 23, 2013 4:59 PM

    Jul 23, 2013 3:37 PM
    I just hope there’s enough potential in one of these guys that the Raiders can use their #1 overall pick in the draft next year on Clowney and not Bridgewater.
    – - – - – - – - – - – –

    Bridgewater is special…might be hard to pass on him regardless.

  17. raiderapologist says: Jul 23, 2013 5:18 PM

    natelan69 says: Jul 23, 2013 4:59 PM

    Another promising career down the black and silver toilet. R.I.P.
    —————-
    That toilet is silver and black, not black and silver, you imbecilic Charger fan.

  18. efriedo says: Jul 23, 2013 5:56 PM

    raiderlyfe510 says: Jul 23, 2013 3:23 PM

    To bad we don’t have anybody on our coaching staff who has successfully developed a professional QB.

    _____________________

    Greg Olsen was credited with Marc Bulger’s success. Al Saunders was a QB coach. This ain’t your fathers Raiders anymore…

  19. irishnativeson says: Jul 23, 2013 6:46 PM

    I see hope springs eternal in Raider Nation. There’s always next years training camp/season of mass delusion.

  20. steelerben says: Jul 24, 2013 12:06 PM

    If Wilson develops quickly enough to move to the top of the chart, then Pryor makes sense to move down the road to the 49ers and backup Kaepernick with Harbaugh developing him. I just can’t see Matt Flynn as anything other than a place holder.

  21. jjackwagon says: Jul 24, 2013 2:18 PM

    @ raidermick3sb3rings

    Since you want to throw around the numbers how about this one:

    Head-to-Head since the rivalry began

    Chiefs 55 wins, Raiders 49 wins, with 2 ties.

    Late

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