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Zach Wilson
Rating Yards TD
196.4 3692 33
Team: BYU CougarsHeight: 6-3 Born: 8/3/1999
Position: QBWeight: 210 Hometown: Draper, Utah
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report

Overview

A Utah native who decided to stay in-state to play his college ball, Wilson's rise to the top of the quarterback ranks has been a power surge. Wilson took over the starting job for the Cougars during his true freshman season but the results were mixed during the early segments of his career. He entered his junior season viewed as a possible developmental passer who seemed more likely to join the NFL ranks in 2022 than in 2021. Wilson's play took a massive leap forward as he conducted a BYU juggernaut team that ravaged most of its competition. Wilson declared for the 2021 NFL Draft with his draft stock still riding high.

Analysis

Wilson is a quick-footed passer with ideal athleticism and control to reset platforms and create opportunities in the midst of chaos. His natural feel for pressure and ability to adjust to it should be able to translate easily to the pro game. His arm isn't elite, but he has the gun to hit every target on the range. While Wilson isn't the type of runner to warrant usage on designed runs, he is a capable scrambler who has enough mobility to extend plays with his legs and find success when plays break down.

His ability to work through progressions quickly inside of structure could use some work as he transitions to the NFL level. He must also continue to improve his anticipatory throwing ability and ball placement. While he is not a tiny individual, his light frame could draw some durability concerns against bigger competition.

Pro Comparison: Baker Mayfield, Browns -- Wilson's mobility and creativity as a scrambler is much more dynamic than Mayfield's, but they share a lot of similarities in how they process information, identify pressure, and attack various areas of the field.


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2018 BYU  9 120 182 65.9 1578 8.7 12 3 23 149
2019 BYU  9 199 319 62.4 2382 7.5 11 9 19 125
2020 BYU  12 247 336 73.5 3692 11.0 33 3 11 104
Career   30 566 837 67.6 7652 9.1 56 15 53 378

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2018 BYU  9 75 221 2.9 2 0 0 - 0
2019 BYU  9 67 167 2.5 3 1 19 19.0 0
2020 BYU  12 70 254 3.6 10 2 32 16.0 0
Career   30 212 642 3.0 15 3 51 17.0 0

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2019 BYU  9 0
Career   30 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/7/2020 @ Navy 13 18 232 72.2 2 1 45 2 7 3.5 0 4 0 0 - 0 -
9/26/2020 Troy 23 27 392 85.2 2 0 70 7 -9 -1.3 2 7 0 0 - 0 -
10/2/2020 LaTech 24 26 325 92.3 2 0 39 8 43 5.4 3 15 0 0 - 0 -
10/10/2020 Tx-SA 22 30 292 73.3 2 0 52 6 19 3.2 1 13 0 0 - 0 -
10/16/2020 @ Hou 25 35 400 71.4 4 0 78 9 40 4.4 0 32 0 0 - 0 -
10/24/2020 TxSt 19 25 287 76.0 4 0 45 4 15 3.8 0 10 1 16 16.0 0 16
10/31/2020 WestKy 18 32 224 56.3 3 1 42 5 35 7.0 1 25 0 0 - 0 -
11/6/2020 @ Boise 22 28 360 78.6 3 0 42 9 8 0.9 1 12 0 0 - 0 -
11/21/2020 NortAL 10 16 212 62.5 4 0 58 1 33 33.0 0 33 0 0 - 0 -
12/5/2020 @ CoastC 19 30 240 63.3 1 1 41 10 55 5.5 0 18 0 0 - 0 -
12/12/2020 SDSU 26 35 303 74.3 3 0 33 4 -4 -1.0 0 5 0 0 - 0 -
12/22/2020 UCF 26 34 425 76.5 3 0 43 5 12 2.4 2 15 1 16 16.0 0 16