Comments one day can be a bit exaggerated, whether from fans or media.
But when a fellow NFL draft QB prospect appears to be overwhelmed by one of his competitor’s throws, it’s worth noting.
Friday was BYU’s pro day, which meant critically acclaimed QB Zach Wilson had the big stage for the day. And even when a monster trade broke that completely changed the 2021 NFL concept landscape, Wilson found a way to steal the show.
He had a great day throwing the football in general, and there was a full house full of NFL heavyweights in attendance – seven general managers, three head coaches, and many more scouts by our count. The capacity was 96 people (three reps per team), and they probably weren’t too far from that.
The best of Wilson’s script with about 60 throws had to be this puppy, which is a pretty sweet mic for one last throw:
How are you not impressed by that, even if it’s a throw that might not appear in, you know, a real game. The point: the boy has ridiculous arm talent.
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence is technically Wilson’s competitor in this draft, even though we all know that Lawrence is the biggest betting favorite to be the first pick in the draft. But Wilson could be the second choice. Tea Jets select there, and they’ve sent a convoy to Provo: General Manager Joe Douglas, Head Coach Robert Saleh, and Attack Coordinator Mike LaFleur.
We suspect they were impressed. But look at Lawrence’s reaction when he saw the roll-to-his-left-fire-back-to-his-right swell:
Is he … getting a little nervous? After all, Lawrence retired from labrum surgery and is now unable to throw. The answer is most likely no – this is just a good example, we suspect, of game-recognition play.
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