Friday, January 25, 2013
Wilson to Buffalo?
By Tim Kavanagh
We know that the Buffalo Bills will be adding to their QB ranks this offseason, whether that's through free agency or the draft, and there has been much speculation over who exactly these passers will be.
Down at the Senior Bowl, the player who many believe has been the most consistent performer of the QBs is Arkansas' Tyler Wilson. In fact, NFL Network analyst Charles Davis likens him to a player similarly improved his stock at the Senior Bowl last year, and who played an important role for his team in 2012 as a rookie.
"He has all of the intangibles and in a lot of ways he reminds me of Kirk Cousins from last year," Davis said, per BuffaloBills.com. "He's one of those guys that has great leadership skills, understands the big picture, has a toughness about him. He has to dispel some myths about how many times he's been hurt and concussions because there are a lot of myths about it because there has only been one."
If Robert Griffin III weren't recuperating from torn knee ligaments, perhaps the Redskins would be open to trading Cousins if the price was right. However, with Griffin's availability for the start of the season unknown, it's almost guaranteed that they'll keep Cousins around to hold down the fort. So, for Buffalo and other teams that would have been interested in Cousins, Wilson is perhaps a nice fallback option.
Wilson is rated as the No. 5 passer in this year's draft class by Scouts, Inc., the No. 60 prospect overall.