Zach Wilson
Quarterback from BYU   Scouting Report
Zach Wilson
Height
6-3
Weight
210 lbs
College
BYU
Position
QB
Class
Junior
Home town
Draper UT
91.0/100
Player Rating
3
PositionRank
4.84
FortyYD Time
QB Rating
138.1
YDS
3692
Comp %
73.5
TDS
33
INTs
3
Rush AVG
3.6
Zach Wilson Prospect Overview
Jets Wire - USA TODAY

Zach Wilson QB BYU | NFL Draft 2021 Scouting Report

Zach Wilson QB BYU
NFL Draft 2021 Scouting Report

40-yard dash time: 4.84-seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 210 lbs
Position rank: #3
Overall Rating: 91.0/100
New York Jets Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 1 - Pick Number: 2 (NYJ)

Zach Wilson has rocketed up draft boards over the last few weeks and several mocks are projecting him as high as #2 overall to the Jets (supplanting Justin Fields) - Wilson has good size (6' 3") but has quite a light frame and will want to bulk up some in the NFL.

He has a strong, accurate arm and moves really well while throwing well on the move. Played significant snaps under center and is very effective in both the straight play-action game and bootlegs. He has excellent mechanics, and has an arm that enables him to deliver the ball to all points on the field - some are comparing him to a Mahomes level talent.
Wilson is also excellent with deep, intermediate and short passes, and sells screens well. There isn't much to dislike in him as a passer.

Wilson has a tendency to be overconfident and is willing to take too many risks and relies far too much on his natural athletic ability to bail him out in difficult situations.
His accuracy has been called into question previously but improved a lot over 2020 (jumping from 62% to 73%) as has his TD: Int ratio (going from 11:9 in 2019 to 33:3 in 2020). Wilson has had a number of injuries and has previously put himself in harm's way when running with the ball and will need careful evaluation by NFL scouts.

The biggest issue with Zach Wilson is his limited experience against top-flight opposition. BYU's schedule was reconfigured last year due to the pandemic and contained a collection of powder puff teams. He put up amazing stats but those stats drop significantly against quality opposition.
He also made some risky passes that would have been picked off by better DBs and so his 2020 low interception percentage is probably a little suspect too.

Overall he is an excellent prospect with a high upside. If he can stay healthy and is sat behind a decent line it wouldn't be a huge surprise if he turned out to be the best QB in this class.

How other scouting services rate Zach Wilson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
7.1
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
3.0