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Oct 26, 2020
10:26:12am
fierce16 All-American
Zach Wilson getting some Love in NFL Scouting Circles
2nd Quarterback talked about after Justin Fields from Ohio State (Who did have a pretty phenomenal outing).

"Zach Wilson hasn't exactly come out of nowhere but over the summer we certainly weren't mentioning him in the same breaths as Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields. Well, we are now. The BYU standout entered the weekend leading the nation in completion percentage and all he did was improve on that. He's now connecting on 78.3 percent of his throws and we're not talking about shovel passes and dump offs. Wilson can sling it and we don't mean it in the 'anything can happen!' way either. The kid has a hose, for sure, but he's thrown exactly one interception in 161 attempts and that came in the season opener back on Sept. 7 against Navy.

On Saturday night, Wilson went 19 of 25 for 287 yards and four touchdowns (he now has eight passing TDs in his last two games). He also rushed for 15 yards and had 16 yards receiving on a trick play. So yeah, the arm strength is what gets your attention but Wilson is a great athlete who has a firm grasp of not only BYU's offense but what defenses are trying to do to stop him. He's rarely confused about where to go with the ball and it almost always comes out on time and right on the face of his intended target.

But Wilson isn't just throwing seeds, he also shows the required touch on back-corner-of-the-end-zone throws that allow his receiver to go up and get the ball. This was really nice: "(Shows video clip)

"If that was nice this was 'Oh my heavens what did I just witness!' amazing." (Shows Wilson's bomb to endzone against Texas State)
"That's an off-balance rocket to the far side of the field that left the Texas St. defensive back wondering how Wilson defied the laws of physics to make that throw. There is the question of BYU's competition, and that's fair, but if we're willing to say that North Dakota State's Trey Lance is a first-round talent and he's played just one showcase game this year and was part of a dominant run-heavy team last year, then there's no doubt in our minds that Wilson is one of the top quarterbacks in the country and deserves a long look by NFL teams."

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