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Raiders select QB Wilson

By Steve Corkran
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 10:01 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders used their fourth-round pick on Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson, soon after the Eagles selected USC QB Matt Barkley and the Giants took Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib.
Wilson is a highly accurate, strong-armed quarterback that stands tall in the face of challenges. Go watch his first meaningful playing time, when he came in in relief against Auburn as a sophomore and almost guided the Razorbacks to a come-from-behind victory.
He replaced Ryan Mallett midway through the second quarter and completed 25 of 35 passes for 332 yards and four touchdowns.
Wilson has great poise, leadership and potential. He gives the Raiders the third quarterback they were looking for, joining presumptive starter Matt Flynn and third-year player Terrelle Pryor.
Given the Raiders selected Wilson in the fourth round, it begs the question, did McKenzie want either Barkley or Nassib ahead of Wilson.
McKenzie will face that question at the end of the day. It’s likely that he and coach Dennis Allen will say Wilson is the guy the Raiders wanted all along.
No matter, he’s their newest quarterback.

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  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    We have picks# 172, 176, and 181 in the 6th.
    FS B Rambo
    DE B Jenkins
    TE J Fauria

  • BabySlash

    Jack lol

  • Pirate Arrrggghhhh

    no need to be a crybaby

  • boss01

    My prediction: Wilson will beat out Flynn & Pryor and start week 1.

  • jackasspuria

    PlunkforHOF

    Everyone was making sound predictions and I wanted to come out of left field with my predict, thus, Hayden.

  • redshirt

    ElkGRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 10:52 am
    JESUS CHRIST JUST GOT DRAFTED BY THE RAIDERS!!

    Dr Hunter: “His hair is too long”

    TROLL

    *****************

    LMFAO

  • tonedeezy

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:39 am
    Reggie should be fired immediately for WANTING to draft Barkley.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.
    ____________________________________________________

    If we’re going to be making judgements based on rumors, then you need to address the rumor that you actually blew matt barkley and swallowed.

    OFF YOURSELF NOW.

  • jackasspuria

    Well. Off to work gents. Have fun the rest of the draft!

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Pirate Arrrggghhhh Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I’ve posted here for years fool. Don’t cry just cause you don’t like hearing other people’s opinions.

    ==========================================

    You come out of your hole for one or two posts every offseason, then go right back undeground again.

  • shutdown

    Naysayers (no, I’m not talking about posters who have legitmate arguments for why one player or position might have been, in their estimation, a better pick, I’m talking about guys who just enjoy being naysayers for the hell of it): GO TO THE JETS’ BLOG. You always find company there, and you know what, it’s LEGIT. You talk about an organization that’s screwed up–there’s a lot of in-fighting there between the head coach and “others.”

    The GM is to blame there. Also, for what it’s worth, while I’m not a great big fan of the way Geno Smith behaved on his Twitter account and all (immaturely), I wish him well. However, if there’s one town that can eat up an immature kid, it’s NYC and its hacks. I was hoping for his sake that he went to a low profile city.

    I also think going to Philly is tough on a qb.

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Late draft wish list – REGGIE PLEASE READ!!! Lol

    Quinton Dial – DT Alabama (project, but HUGE upside into point where he could lead our 3-4 front)

    Tony Jefferson – Safety Oklahoma (should’ve been the man this year in the draft but pulled hammy at combine and on his pro day…tough luck, and was supposed to be a 1ate 1st/early 2nd…real deal player when lights come on)

    Stansly Maponga – DE TCU (another project but could be a stud if he can pack on another 15 lbs.)

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Riff

    Maybe you need to see him in a start to evaluate where Pryor is but coaches do not. If he was ready we would have thrown him in at game 14 instead of Lienart and frankly he did not look all that sharp at throwing in SD. He did get better at running the offense etc though and did have some good plays but the whole I need 6 games to figure it out is a bunch of bull.

    You put a guy in who is not ready or not as good as Palmer sends a message to the team. We are in the “preseason” now and it creates a bad atmosphere. The Raiders need to learn to fight and win every game in the regular season. It seems like some of you guys are more Pryor fans than Raider fans…

  • irjonny

    with the TALENT we now have at QB there is no room for an underdog guy no one expects to succeed. I want TP off the roster

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    24 Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:40 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k6ZQJwLxi4

    Tyler Wilson in Gruden’s QB Camp.
    $$$$$$$

    Thx.
    Gruden liked him.

  • raideralex99

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:30 am
    Raideralex99 Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Reggie wanted Palmer out … Palmer did not want to leave.

    ==========================================

    Then why did Palmer refuse a paycut with us, but agree to one with the Cardinals?
    ___________________________________________________
    He re-did his contract the first year you can’t expect him to do it every year. Reggie backed Palmer in the corner and the only thing Palmer could do is sit on the bench or take a pay cut to play with a team with a #1 WR.
    I am willing to give Reggie a chance but please don’t insult me by saying they have a better team now then when Reggie took it over.
    His first mistake was hiring DA … he should have hired an experienced coach but hey everyone makes mistakes he’s a rookie GM.
    Now I am just waiting to see his envalulation skills on players before I make judgment.

  • HighPlains Raider

    Reggie wasted his 4th round pick. Coulda got a vet for #3. Sanchez for example. He’ll be available soon.

  • BabySlash

    Oh yeah … Forgot about Kenny Stills from Oklahoma … Might have been better than a 3rd string QB

  • Marks hair

    436.. exactly what was screaming from the rooftop the final 5 games..

  • CDERaider

    In a poor QB class, Wilson is really as good as any of them and certainly has stats to prove it in the best division in cf. Was All-SEC in 2011 and broke all time school and division records and has a ton of big game experience. Finished with 7700 yds passing, 52td, 26 int and rating of 144. Not a huge arm but very accurate in short-medium, has a tight spiral and clean release and has functional mobility.

    Grade A- : Productive against top competition, and excellent value at middle of 4th round can develop to a potential starter if Pryor doesn’t work out. And Reggie added another pick in the process.

    Reggie having a very solid, if not excellent draft.

  • MikieG

    It’s hard to read some of this stuff from a lot of you babies. I notice a lot of new Handles in here that never shoW up any other time and spout off about things they know nothing about–Reggie is doing what he needs to do. Wilson is a solid pick last year this kid was projected to be the #1 QB in tHis draft! Our Starting QB was a 7th round pick and besides Manning was the hottest Free agent QB on the market last year.
    Get your panties in a bunch if you want tho, it’s productive as hell.

  • PlunkforHOF

    I’ve been out turning over my garden beds between picks. Its a spectacular day here in Northern Nevavda.

  • PilagingJustForFun

    Is WR Patton still there

  • MikieG

    HighPlains Raider Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:45 am
    Reggie wasted his 4th round pick. Coulda got a vet for #3. Sanchez for example. He’ll be available soon.
    +++++++
    Are you insane?

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Raider O Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:45 am
    24 Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:40 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k6ZQJwLxi4

    Tyler Wilson in Gruden’s QB Camp.
    $$$$$$$

    Thx.
    Gruden liked him.
    **************************
    Gruden likes everything… except the Dion Jordan pick. :-)

  • nwr8r

    tonedeezy Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:43 am
    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:39 am
    Reggie should be fired immediately for WANTING to draft Barkley.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.
    ____________________________________________________

    If we’re going to be making judgements based on rumors, then you need to address the rumor that you actually blew matt barkley and swallowed.

    OFF YOURSELF NOW.

    ****************

    funny

  • pcraider

    PlunkforHOF Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:47 am
    I’ve been out turning over my garden beds between picks. Its a spectacular day here in Northern Nevavda.

    Right on, it is an awesome day in N Nev. I’m taking my sons to play some baseball after the draft. Hard to be inside on a day like today.

  • Myopinion

    This is where rm makes his money. I think at least 2impact players.
    We should do well with udfa also
    Cuts too.
    Rm has us on a good plan it seems.

  • shutdown

    Marks hair Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:19 am
    we have so many holes I cant believe we pick another project qb instead of a starter…. theres not gonna be any impact players left in 6… maybe one of those miracle late rd stars will come to us.. smh
    _________________________________________________

    Marks hair, the difference between you and Mark himself is that Mark admitted he knew crap about football players and talent.

  • ohioraider

    OK, I wanna see if anybody here can pick up on the theme in common with all four picks so far. Nothing to do with Al Davis btw.

  • alzadoX

    Stansly Maponga TCU DE/OLB is off the board picked by Falcons

  • shutdown

    24 Says:

    Tyler Wilson in Gruden’s QB Camp.
    $$$$$$$

    Thx.
    Gruden liked him
    ______________________

    Enjoyed it too. I loved Gruden’s point–kid, it’s great to be tough, but you have to protect yourself when no one else is!

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:34 am
    During Al’s tenure with the Raiders, we developed exactly TWO quarterbacks and one of them (Beuerlein) was chased off by Al for complaining about something.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Plunkett kind of had to be redeveloped all over again.
    Snake sat on the bench for two years.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Draft Pick Grade from CBS Sports

    112 A Raiders select: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
    Good size and strength who can step up under pressure and hit guys in stride down the field. Struggled due to a loss of help and his head coach’s motorcycle meltdown, but could easily contest for the Raider’s starting job in 2014 — or sooner.

  • kuhlest

    still some interesting prospects avail….

    kenyon Barner is a dynamic player
    Swope too