Strengths & Abilities
- Strong Arm
- Accurate on the run
- Nice touch on his passes
- Solid anticipation
Wilson possesses a very strong arm and is very accurate, even when on the move. He can fit the ball into incredibly tight windows and makes throws that most cannot at his level. He also posses good vision on the field, working through his progressions well — most of the time.
When on the run, he does a great job at turning his body and getting his hips pointed towards his receiver before releasing the ball.
I like the most when watching Wilson is the anticipation he shows when making throws. Even on comeback routes, he often releases the football right as his wide receiver is making the break.
There are also details that could possibly be considered “small.”
One of those is the various angles his arm can be positioned at when he throws. I know many analysts would probably consider this “poor form,” but it does help when he’s on the move or even when the pocket is moving with him as he slides down the line of scrimmage. We’ve seen guys like Patrick Mahomes and Matthew Stafford have success with the side-arm, and Wilson could likely be the same.
Lastly, I feel that Wilson is very coachable. I’ve come up with that from seeing how he progressed with things as the last NCAA football season progressed.
The Detroit Lions have good coaches in place for 2021 to help develop quarterbacks in Anthony Lynn and Mark Brunell. That could pay huge dividends for both parties if Wilson ends up in the Motor City.