Biography: Four-year starter who began his college career at North Carolina State. Big Ten Quarterback of the Year in 2011 and named to numerous All-American teams after passing totals of 72.8%/3175 yards/33 TDs/4 interceptions. All-conference selection in 2010, his final season at North Carolina State, after totals of 58.4%/3536/28/14. Baseball prospect who was selected by the Colorado Rockies during the 2010 MLB draft.
Positives: Athletic passer who is best on the move or outside the pocket. Nifty, elusive and displays the ability to escape the rush and make the throw on the move. Displays a nice sense of knowing where receivers are on the field, keeps his eyes downfield and loses nothing throwing on the run. Sidesteps oncoming defenders to avoid the rush, picks up yardage with his feet and works hard to make positive plays. Goes through receiver progressions, looks away from the primary target and does not force the ball into covered receivers. Easily gets rid of ball with a flick of his wrist, displays a sense of timing on underneath throws and knows where his receivers are on the field. Dangerous carrying the ball.
Negatives: Primarily took snaps from the shotgun in college. Struggled during the Senior Bowl when lined up underneath center and asked to drop into the pocket and then make NFL passes. Lacks timing, coordination and accuracy. Lacks pocket stature and will have trouble seeing over the offensive line at the next level due to height limitations.
Analysis: Wilson is a physically gifted athlete who displayed solid improvement as a quarterback the past three seasons. His success at the next level will be determined by his ability to quickly pick up and play within an NFL passing system.
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