Advanced scouting: Tyler Wilson

April, 18, 2013
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Tyler WilsonAP Photo/April L. BrownArkansas QB Tyler Wilson shows good poise in the pocket and can make all the NFL throws.
To help preview who might be on the Dallas Cowboys’ board for the NFL draft, ESPNDallas.com has identified five players at five key positions that we’d like to learn more about. Along those lines, we’ve asked former Cowboys assistant coach Glenn “Stretch” Smith – the official scout of Galloway & Company – to study tape of each player and give his thoughts.

No. 1 quarterback: Tyler Wilson


Height/weight: 6-foot-2 1/8, 215 pounds

School: Arkansas

Why he’s on the radar: No, not just because Wilson played for Jerry Jones’ alma mater. He’s a tough, poised passer who has proven his ability to throw accurately under pressure. He was productive as a senior despite extremely difficult circumstances, throwing for 3,387 yards and 21 touchdowns on a team that endured coach Bobby Petrino’s personal scandal and dismissal and lost its top three receivers from the previous season.

Projection: Second or third round

Stretch Truths: Like this kid's upside. ... Has the arm to make all the NFL throws. ... Good feet in the pocket. ... The pass rush does not bother him; keeps his eyes down the field and handles pressure. ... When he gets comfortable under center, think he can be dangerous at NFL level. ... Needs to be an understudy for a couple of years, but it's all in front of him.

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