New York Jets Draft Profile: QB Tyler Wilson


Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Tyler Wilson participates in a passing drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

We are in the home stretch, ladies and gentlemen. We are less than 2 weeks away from the start of the NFL draft. This morning, we continue with the potential Jets’ profiles. We know that the Jets are in the market for a quarterback, don’t we Mark? We don’t need to dwell on it, the QB play has not been good, and has declined over the last two seasons.

Does the class of 2013 have the Jets’ new quarterback in it? That is a totally different question. We have talked about Geno Smith and Matt Barkley in the past, but there is a guy that, in some circles, is considered as good if not better than these guys already mentioned. Today we take a look at Arkansas Razorbacks QB Tyler Wilson.


Tyler Wilson measures in at 6’2″, 215 pounds. He also ran a sub 5 second forty yard dash at the NFL Combine (4.95).

Here are his college statistics:

Take a look at his full profile from

Here is some video on Tyler Wilson to get things started, from a game against LSU:

PROS: First thing I see is a strong arm. He has the strength to make most of, if not all of, the throws. There is definitely a professional arm in there. He also is athletic enough to get himself out of trouble, which is a huge asset. Tyler Wilson has quite good ball handling skills as well, selling the play-fake, for example.

CONS: I have some serious reservations on this guy. First of all, his footwork his highly inconsistent, something I am seeing in a lot of this quarterback class. Sometimes, he steps into his throws quite nicely, making a strong throw complete to his receiver. Other times however, his isn’t stepping at all, or not doing it correctly, and his ball floats. What does that lead to? Accuracy issues. Know any quarterbacks with that problem? You can get away with the arm angles and bad footwork in college, but not at the NFL level. The defensive backs are just too good.

To me, Tyler Wilson is too much of a project. He has talent, and if the Jets had a quarterback that were sold on for the next four years for Tyler to learn behind, maybe. But, as a quarterback that they might be looking to in the next couple of years? I think a different direction might be the better choice.