Zach Wilson declares for 2021 NFL draft Boca Raton Bowl - BYU v Central Florida
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Brigham Young quarterback Zach Wilson has declared for the 2021 NFL draft. His decision to forgo his college eligibility is not a surprise.

He is expected to hear his name in the first round.

“After much thought, prayer and consideration, I am excited to announce that I will be declaring for the 2021 NFL draft,” Wilson wrote. “I pray I will always make Cougar Nation proud.”

Wilson passed for 3,692 yards, 33 touchdowns and three interceptions during his junior season. The Cougars went 11-1.

He finished eighth in Heisman Trophy balloting, the highest finish for BYU since Ty Detmer was the runner-up in 1991.

In three seasons, Wilson completed 68 percent of his passes for 7,652 yards with 56 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He also ran for 642 yards and 15 touchdowns and lost three fumbles.

BYU receiver Dax Milne, offensive lineman Brady Christensen, safety Troy Warner and defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga also have announced their intentions to leave Provo.

6 responses to “Zach Wilson declares for 2021 NFL draft

  1. And so the annual QB scramble begins. Could be good for Miami if they decide to move from top 5.

  2. he is neck and neck with Justin Fields for the #2 QB in this draft. Interesting to see if he is the pick for the Jets at #2, or they go OL, stick with darnold, or pick another QB later as they have another #1 pick…

  3. hamlet423 says:
    January 1, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    he is neck and neck with Justin Fields for the #2 QB in this draft.

    Justin Fields’ draft stock has been dropping like a rock. I suspect Dwayne Haskins has something to do with that, but look in general at the success of OSU QBs in the NFL: Troy Smith, Bobby Hoying, Terrelle Pryor, Braxton Miller, Art Schlichter, Mike Tomczak, etc. Not a single hit among the lot.

  4. I would rather have Kyle Trask. He struggled vs. the Sooners because he all of his weapons opted out. Much higher level of competition than the other guys and can make all the throws. By the time the draft rolls around he will be the #2 rated QB.

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