Nov 3, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Tyler Wilson (8) looks to pass against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas defeated Tulsa 19-15. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders: Tyler Wilson Making Big Impression on Team

Tyler Wilson may have been a fourth round pick, but he may blossom into a nice little surprise for the Oakland Raiders.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported earlier this week that Wilson made a “very big impression” on the Raiders during his first week of practice.

According to Rotowire, Mort suggested Raiders officials believe Wilson “looks a little better than (they) thought” he would.

This comes day after Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times wrote that it’s “not a stretch” to believe that Wilson could surpass Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor to win the starting quarterback job.

More media hype: CSN Bay Area’s Paul Gutierrez reported that Wilson threw a “hard and accurate ball,” while head coach Dennis Allen lauded his rookie.

“Obviously, picking up a new system, there’s a little bit of rust there,” Allen told the San Jose Mercury News. “But throwing the ball, he’s done a nice job. I don’t have any question about his arm strength and his accuracy.”

Could Wilson possibly beat out Pryor and Flynn for the starting job? Remember he was the projected first overall selection in a mock draft done last year.

Imagine how Flynn would feel if yet another “Wilson” screwed him over.



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  • Eric Kench

    That would really be something if Matt Flynn lost the starting job to another Wilson and yet it could very well happen. His senior year was not as bad as everyone thinks. He was on pace to reach 4000 yards passing if he had played every game. I really do like this pick by the Raiders. If Tyler Wilson does start I will have forgotten the Carson Palmer trade. This kid could be the real deal.

  • Tabin Vargas

    Once he gets his footwork down he should e able to actually become a pro caliber QB.

  • Tim Martindale

    It doesn’t matter put the best player on the field as much as I love Pryor I want to win

  • Bruce

    Being a Raiders/ Razorbacks fan, I watch Wilson grow…He filled in for Mallett as a sophomore against #1 Auburn, and threw 5 td’s and fell a few plays short of upsetting the tigers..
    His junior year was awesome, throwing Only 6/8 int ( against some of the best the sec had to offer! While throwing 22/25 td’s… (I’m going off memory and don’t have the # in front of me but I’m close…He should of been a Heismen finalists. …Arkansas doesn’t get the love
    That bama/ Lsu, and others get…
    Wilson is a tough kid…Last year he too some shots that would of put most QB’s
    On the bench dazed..But he got up and threw a long 1st down pass…He had a little bit of Brett Favre in his toughness..
    I can make Raiders fan a promise!
    He will give you a 100% win or lose..
    He will work on getting better, and he will
    Stay. Out of trouble! !.. He’s just a good Ole boy..Give him the parts to work with
    And we will have the QB to build around.
    Go Raiders. ..WPS..Go Hogs

    • Bob Yost

      Raider fan can promise Bruce something in return,… if Wilson has “a little bit of Brett Favre in his toughness.” & makes good on your promise to “give you a 100% win or lose… work on getting better, and above alll if he will stay out of trouble!” Raider Fan will LOVE HIM FOREVER!! That’s all we ever wanted!

  • Bob Yost

    Refreshing to find that a Raider QB can still get unanimous rave reviews,… been a while.

  • Bob Yost

    Would be about damned time dontcha think?