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.