John Parker Wilson Scouting Report
|School:||Alabama Crimson Tide|
|Height & Weight:||6'2 - 213 lbs.|
2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
John Parker Wilson, QB, Alabama
Wilson orchestrated what (for a time) was a dream season at Alabama before the Crimson Tide lost to Florida in the SEC Championship and fell apart against Utah in the Sugar Bowl. In his senior campaign in Tuscaloosa, Wilson did not have to be spectacular, but he did have to be efficient and relatively mistake free; and for the most part, that's what he was. One knock on Wilson in the past was that he was prone to the turnover, and he tossed 10 interceptions as a sophomore (to 17 touchdowns) and 12 picks as a junior (to 18 touchdowns). The senior only tossed nine touchdowns in 2008-09, but he limited his interceptions to just seven, including a mere four in the first 12 games of the season (all 12 of which resulted in wins). Wilson does not have a huge arm like Matthew Stafford did at Georgia and is not a completion-percentage machine like Colt McCoy still is at Texas, but he brings intangibles to the table that define him as a winner. He also has good size (6'2 and 213 pounds) and is mobile in the pocket. Rarely will he use his approximately 4.8 speed for a long run downfield, but he can elude defensive ends in the backfield just fine. Other check marks in Wilson's plus column are poise in the pocket and leadership both on and off the field. He heads into the NFL with no character concerns whatsoever. There's a chance--probably a good one--that Wilson will never be a starter at the next level, but he is worth using a pick on during the second day of this month's NFL Draft.
Last Updated Apr-17-2009 by Ricky Dimon
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