Russell Wilson Scouting Report

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Russell Wilson Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Big10
School: Wisconsin Badgers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #16
Height & Weight: 5'11 - 210 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fourth Round
Drafted 3.12 in 2012 by SEA

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.55
Vertical jump34.0
Broad jump9'10
20-yard shuttle4.09
60-yard shuttle6.97

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin

The cold hard truth about the Wisconsin Badgers quarterback is that making it in the NFL won't be easy. As an undersized quarterback with average arm strength (who typically makes plays out of the pocket), there's no denying his talent. However, there will be a lot of questions about how he projects at that next level.

Wilson is a gamer who would be best compared to a player like Jeff Garcia. Wilson can move around with ease, make most every throw in the playbook and has been a gamer throughout his career. He overachieved while at North Carolina State and he continued to succeed while with the Badgers.

He's just one of those players who is good at everything, but excellent at none. He puts a little too much air under his deep throws and they lack velocity. His throwing motion is solid, but with his small stature he very rarely stands in the pocket to deliver his throws. Wilson almost always has to shuffle one way or shuffle the other to find throwing lanes and that's just not going to cut it in the NFL.

Wilson is a competitor and has played multiple sports. He could just as easily opt to give baseball another shot if the NFL doesn't work out for him. In the end, there are a whole lot of second-tier quarterbacks with superior size and arm strength which will likely push Wilson into the middle rounds.

Last Updated Feb-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

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