Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at Raiders' picks: Round 4/112 - Tyler Wilson, QB, 6-2, 215, Arkansas...Going into a situation where quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor have a combined three NFL starts, and with the Raiders implementing a new offense, Wilson has a chance to compete for starting job. Battle-tested in difficult 4-8 final season. - The Sports Xchange
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04/29/13 - A closer look at Raiders' picks: Round 4/112 - Tyler Wilson, QB, 6-2, 215, Arkansas...Going into a situation where quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor have a combined three NFL starts, and with the Raiders implementing a new offense, Wilson has a chance to compete for starting job. Battle-tested in difficult 4-8 final season. - The Sports Xchange
04/25/13 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 45. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas: The Arkansas passer wasn't as productive as hoped in 2012, but he possesses the physical and leadership traits to compete for a starting role early in his NFL career. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/24/13 - 2013 Arkansas Pro Day: Arkansas hosted 29 NFL team representatives, including the Miami Dolphins quarterback coach and the Jacksonville Jaguars running back coach, on its pro day on Friday. Drills were run indoors on FieldTurf. Twenty-eight people participated in the pro day, 23 from Arkansas. Tyler Wilson, QB (6-2, 215) - Wilson looked very, very good during drills. He had a lot of zip on the ball, threw tight spirals and made all the throws. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/16/13 - 2013 Arkansas Pro Day: "The combine is a tough representation," Wilson said. "... I threw the ball pretty well there. There some balls location-wise that could have been a little better. But this is a more accurate depiction of what you can do because these are the throws we threw in college. You're familiar with the receivers, you're familiar with the setting, and this is who you are."
Wilson said his schedule over the next month includes visiting with NFL teams in Fayetteville and at the team's facilities. He also said he's only heard speculation about where he'll be picked in the draft, adding the approximate round is close to where he was told he might have been picked if he had come out after his junior season last year. "I think I'm in a pretty good position," Wilson said. "I'm happy that I'm in the spot that I'm in." - AP Sports
03/16/13 - 2013 Arkansas Pro Day: The workout was scripted by former Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke, now the director of the IMG Football Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Wilson has worked at the academy since December with Weinke and former Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams quarterbacks coach Terry Shea. He only misfired on one attempt, a fade route to the corner of the end zone that sailed over Hamilton's head. The two immediately ran the route again, with no such problems the second time around, and Wilson spent much of his time afterward engaged in conversations on the field inside Arkansas' indoor workout facility.
"It was pretty cool," Wilson said. "I put a lot on my shoulders as far as I want to do well; I want to be selected high. But you've just got to be you at the end of the day and go to work and whatever happens, happens. I'm in a lucky situation where you just get to go to work and have a chance to play in the NFL."
Wilson said he did answer questions at the combine about his health, primarily about a concussion last season that forced him to miss Arkansas' 52-0 loss to Alabama. He also missed the second half of a game as a junior with what former coach Bobby Petrino called "concussion-like symptoms." "It really was the only medical concern," Wilson said. "But it was relatively clean." - AP Sports
03/16/13 - 2013 Arkansas Pro Day: Tyler Wilson finally had an extended opportunity to show off the passing skills that made him one of the country's top collegiate quarterbacks. Wilson completed 77 of 84 throws as representatives from all 32 NFL teams watched Arkansas' pro day on Friday. Six of Wilson's misses were on drops by receivers.
The orchestrated passing drill included 62 different routes and was intended to give scouts a closer look at the two-year starter for the Razorbacks, who also took part in last month's NFL combine in Indianapolis.
He threw to several of his former teammates, including wide receiver Cobi Hamilton, tight end Chris Gragg and running backs Knile Davis and Dennis Johnson - with all hoping to improve their draft position heading into April's NFL draft.
Wilson is considered one of the top quarterbacks available in the draft after earning All-Southeastern Conference first-team honors as a junior and throwing for an average of 307.9 yards per game last season. He let his other performances - including his 40-yard dash time of 4.95 seconds - stand from last month's combine on Friday, instead focusing on a detailed presentation of his passing ability. - AP Sports
03/01/13 - 2013 NFL PRO DAY DATES TO REMEMBER: March 15 - Arkansas...Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson has been the forgotten man among this senior group after a season full of turmoil and average performances at the Senior Bowl and combine. However, Wilson is still highly regarded by several around the league, and his pro day could help land him in the draft's top-60 picks. Running back Dennis Johnson was a surprising combine snub but will have his chance to work out for scouts on this date. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/24/13 - 2013 Senior Bowl: Tyler Wilson leads QBs after three days...Some might say West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith did himself a disservice by not coming to Mobile for the Senior Bowl. But after watching the quarterbacks who are here for three days, chances are NFL scouts are more interested than ever in seeing him work out. That's because the quarterbacks who are in town did not do much to separate themselves from each other. Ask five different people to rank the quarterbacks here and you might get five different rankings. There just isn't a lot of clarity between these guys. Through three practices, which is typically the number of practices most NFL general managers stick around to see in Mobile, here's how I rank the quarterbacks.
1. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas. Wilson has been the most consistent and has the smoothest mechanics, so if I had to pick one of the quarterbacks to start a game for my team, he would be the guy. He bounced back from a Monday practice that included a gross interception to have a more consistent practice Tuesday while flashing a good arm. Wednesday's work was also mostly good, especially when working to his tight ends. Wilson didn't take a ton of chances and it resulted in a lot of completions. It feels like he's a bit more of a playmaker with experience in a pro offense and that's enough to make him the best passer here. - Dave Richard, CBSSports.com
01/22/13 - 2013 SENIOR BOWL, MONDAY RISER: QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas and QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse...Although Drew Brees, Russell Wilson and a few others continue to debunk the height issue, the fact is that NFL scouts want their quarterbacks to have a tall, large frame, preferring 6-2+ signal callers. And both Tyler Wilson (6-2 1/8”) and Ryan Nassib (6-2) passed (barely) during weigh-ins Monday morning. How they perform on the practice field will ultimately be more important for their final evaluations, but it was a good start for both quarterbacks to measure above the 6-2 mark. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/21/13 - An informal poll among NFL analysts in attendance had Wilson as the best quarterback, but it was close judging by their work Monday. Just as Wilson had a fantastic practice, he was picked off by Georgia Southern cornerback J.J. Wilcox late in 11-on-11 drills. Still, the smooth delivery and accuracy Wilson has shown in college is enough to make him stand out the most.
"I had heard a lot about him," Linehan said. "His college coordinator and I worked together, so we talked a little bit prior to [the Senior Bowl] and all the things he told me you can see here. He comes from a very good system that translates to the pro game because he basically ran a real pro-style offense. I think he'll make the transition rather quickly to whatever team he ends up with." - Dave Richard, CBSSports.com