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.