With only Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor on the Raiders' roster, Wilson will be given a chance to compete this offseason. His career at Arkansas was an up-and-down affair in which he performed at a high level in 2011 but struggled last season behind shaky protection and a lack of weapons.
Known for his toughness in the pocket, Wilson was the victim of a scattershot offensive line in 2012. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock cited that as one reason why Wilson's release point sunk lower and lower in 2012. Wilson isn't a particularly mobile quarterback -- he posted a slow time of 4.94 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine -- but this is a player unafraid to step into the pocket and deliver the football.
Every one of this year's passers requires work, but we'll leave you with this from NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: "Tyler Wilson is one of the toughest quarterbacks I've ever evaluated."
That sounds like someone Raiders fans can warm up to.
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