There is quite a buzz around the Detroit Lions as of late. They’ve been hiring a bunch of intriguing coaches, including head coach Dan Campbell, offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn.
If you continue to look through the names of recent hires further out into the assistant levels, you’re likely to notice something if you were not aware already — a majority of the Detroit Lions’ new coaching staff consists of former NFL players.
One thing that generally happens when players make the transition to coaching is starting in the scouting ranks of the staff they’re working for. Scouting is great for former players because they have an idea of what to look for in terms of positive and negative attributes when evaluating college prospects.
That’s what makes this year so exciting. There are many former players on staff in the Motor City, so this year’s NFL Draft haul should be a good one.
Therefore, we’re going to continue to look at quarterbacks that are projected to be drafted somewhere around the No. 7 overall pick that Detroit currently holds.
Today we’re going to head to the college of BYU to take a look at Detroit Lions’ draft prospect Zach Wilson.
- Height – 6’3″
- Weight – 215lbs
- College – BYU
- Year – Junior
- Position – Quarterback
Junior BYU quarterback Zach Wilson is from a small town in Utah known as Draper. He attended Corner Canyon High School, where he passed for 2,986 passing yards and 24 touchdowns. He also rushed for 752 yards and eight scores as a senior.
He would then committed to Boise State University after being recruited by some 20 schools before ultimately deciding to attend BYU. He would admit to feeling snubbed because he received zero offers from any colleges in the power five conferences. It bothered him enough that he set out to “prove them wrong.”
Wilson’s father was a defensive tackle for the Utah Utes from 1992 to 1995, and Zach grew up a big fan of his father’s alma mater. He was not offered a scholarship there, however, reportedly because the program only offers one per year to the quarterback position. That scholarship went to Jack Tuttle.
Tuttle is no longer with the program.