By: Hussam Patel
This is a bit of a hot topic; where does Zach Wilson rank among the rest of the QBs in this draft class? The answer is, who cares? Everyone has different opinions. He is the # 3 QB on my board, and here is why. In an ever-changing passing league, gunslingers and cerebral QBs reign supreme.
Wilson is a combination of a gunslinger, a student of the game, and a QB who is mobile enough to play in a zone read offense. He’s an athletic quarterback who uses great footwork and pocket awareness to extend plays. He also has great arm strength and excellent ball placement, particularly in his deep passing game, which is sure to wow any team. He's always looking downfield while remaining aware in the pocket and using his legs to extend plays, which is crucial in today’s game
Furthermore, Wilson would be able to change the game, with just one of his deep passes having the ability to swing the momentum. However, he would probably need to sit for a few games or an entire season to get acclimated to the NFL playbook, as he hasn't faced the tough level of competition that the rest of this QB has.
There are some concerns in his game, specifically when he plants his feet to throw, displaying unorthodox techniques in throwing the ball. Wilson will have to brush up on techniques in the off-season to be a complete QB before starting in the NFL.