As far as rookies go, quarterback Tyler Wilson looked nothing of the sort Saturday as he displayed the poise and skills of a seasoned veteran in only his second practice as a member of the Raiders.
Wilson showed off a strong arm, placing balls right on target time and again, be it swing passes, throws over the middle or well downfield.
“Obviously, picking up a new system, there’s a little bit of rust there,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said of Wilson. “But throwing the ball, he’s done a nice job. I don’t have any question about his arm strength and his accuracy.”
It's certainly possible that Wilson could win the job this summer. After the success of Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, teams may be more willing to go with the rookie when given the choice. Matt Flynn stands in Wilson's way.