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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: QB Zach Wilson


Positional ranking: #2

Big Board ranking: #4

 

Overview

Position: QB

College: BYU

Class: Junior

Age: 21

 

Measurables

Height: 6’2 1/8”

Weight: 214 lbs.

Arm length: N/A

Hand size: 9 1/2″

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: N/A

Vertical jump: N/A

Broad jump: N/A

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A

 

Strengths

Effortless thrower with a quick release. Impressive overall arm talent. Accurate all over the field. Strong arm. Makes throws outside the numbers with ease. Very accurate deep passer and willing to push the ball downfield. Throws a very catchable ball. Shows good field vision and ability to work through progressions. Ideal zip on passes to open receivers over the middle. Relies on fastballs but has shown quality touch. Good in the quick-strike passing game. Mostly avoids poor decisions and turnovers. Holds defenders with his eyes and subtle movements. Extremely fluid mover. Creative as a scrambler to extend plays. Able to set feet and quickly make an accurate throw. Accurate moving both right and left. Comfortable on rollouts and bootlegs. Will hit the check downs. Plus speed and overall mobility. Very elusive in and out of the pocket. Can be dangerous keeping the ball on designed runs. Usually protects himself by sliding in the open field.

 

Weaknesses

Accuracy falls off when making throws from the pocket against pressure. Will often drift out of pocket rather than stepping up. Needs to show more layering/touch over the middle. Could be better reading between the numbers in general.

 

NFL comparison

Johnny Manziel

 

Conclusion

Overall, Wilson is an extremely talented passer that can make every throw in the book and also can beat opponents with natural improvisational skills. If he lands in a spot with a strong supporting cast in place such as San Francisco, Wilson could quickly become of one the game’s most exciting quarterbacks.

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Kyle
Kyle
2 months ago

Like the Manziel comp better than the Mahomes I’ve also heard.

winup
winup
2 months ago

Fun player!

SPORTS NET
SPORTS NET
2 months ago

RICH FAMILY LIKE JOHNNY. DOES HE HAVE THE DRIVE?

Will
Will
2 months ago
Reply to  SPORTS NET

Hmmmmm

darkseidx
darkseidx
2 months ago

Could go as high as #2

NY anon
NY anon
2 months ago

I think the Jets may take him.

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