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Tyler Wilson believes he's a first round pick

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02:29 PM ET 02.20 | Heading into his senior season, former Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson was a Heisman Trophy candidate. Wilson wasn't able to duplicate the success he had as a junior, in part to a coaching change, but heading into the NFL Draft Wilson said he still thinks he is worth of being a first round draft pick. Wilson has been working out with former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke. He said while he's always had a natural ability to throw the ball, working with Weinke has made him feel better about his throwing ability than ever before. That throwing ability is just one reason he said he thinks he should be among the first 32 picks.

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February 20, 2013  03:12 PM ET

LOL!!!

February 20, 2013  03:29 PM ET

Probably land somewhere in the Top 210!!!

February 20, 2013  05:16 PM ET

His senior year Wilson had to run for his life a lot and had John L. Smith as coach.. He is a pocket passer and should develop into a decent NFL QB.

February 20, 2013  05:42 PM ET

Weinke?


Wilson has success wrote all over him, then.

February 20, 2013  05:44 PM ET

"Tyler Wilson believes he's a first round pick"???? Canadian Football League??????????

February 20, 2013  06:20 PM ET

Now if Montana was giving you pointers, people might pay attention.

February 20, 2013  08:22 PM ET

I think every player entering the draft Probably thinks they are 1st round talent. Players have agents for 2 reasons 1) to continually tell the players how great they are 2) Try an convince football teams how great their players are.

February 20, 2013  09:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"Tyler Wilson believes he's a first round pick"???? Canadian Football League??????????

I sure do wish that Canada had 300M people instead of 30M, we might then be able to shed the shots our football keeps getting even though it's over a hundred years old!!!!

February 21, 2013  12:31 AM ET

Oh lord Jerry is from Arkansas ..... I can feel a wasted draft pick coming.

February 21, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Oh lord Jerry is from Arkansas ..... I can feel a wasted draft pick coming.

Nothing wrong with "Jerry the Great" making another stupid move as the GM!

February 21, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I sure do wish that Canada had 300M people instead of 30M, we might then be able to shed the shots our football keeps getting even though it's over a hundred years old!!!!

LOL, yeah but when the shots are true, then it is almost impossible to, "shed the shots our football keeps getting even though it's over a hundred years old"!!!!

February 21, 2013  12:26 PM ET

What should a player say when asked that question? (he was responding to a question, BTW) "Nawww, I suck. I'm fifth round at best." Who wants a QB with no confidence? Answering that question with anything other than supreme confidence in his abilities would be a red flag for teams thinking about drafting him.

February 21, 2013  01:00 PM ET

Keep in mind, a head coach can make all the difference in the world to a QB. Probably the most affected position on the field by a poor coach.

See Alex Smith, Mike Singletary.

February 21, 2013  01:34 PM ET

Tyler Wilson also believes in the Booger Man and elves with funny little hats.

February 21, 2013  02:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Now if Montana was giving you pointers, people might pay attention.

I believe last season he was giving pointers to Wilson, Russell that is. I actually believe Tyler can be a very good QB in the league this isn't Alabama he was playing for that when the seniors move on another potential 1st round pick replaces them. No you aren't going to see any read option stuff with him but in a good system for him he could thrive

February 21, 2013  02:47 PM ET
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His senior year Wilson had to run for his life a lot and had John L. Smith as coach.. He is a pocket passer and should develop into a decent NFL QB.

I predict that he will go to the Cards Jets or Bills in the 2nd round

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February 21, 2013  07:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

LOL, yeah but when the shots are true, then it is almost impossible to, "shed the shots our football keeps getting even though it's over a hundred years old"!!!!

If you watched the game for a bit, you'll find the shots aren't true. It's a good game, it just does not get the publicity the NFL does.

February 21, 2013  08:42 PM ET
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I predict that he will go to the Cards Jets or Bills in the 2nd round

The Cards with Arians' long ball philosophy is the best fit

 
February 21, 2013  08:45 PM ET
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Weinke? Wilson has success wrote all over him, then.

Weinke, the 2000 Heisman Trophy winner and former Carolina Panthers quarterback who has groomed Cam Newton, Ryan Tannehill, Russell Wilson and Kirk Cousins in recent years

I'd say that's not bad company

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