NFL Scout: Former BYU QB Zach Wilson Locks In No. 2 Pick After Pro Day Performance
Mar 26, 2021, 3:58 PM
(Courtesy of BYU Photo)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – An NFL scout said that former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson will be selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft following an impressive Pro Day performance, according to The Athletic’s Dane Brugler.
Wilson threw during BYU’s 2021 Pro Day on Friday, March 26.
After the event, Brugler received a text from an NFL scout who was in attendance.
“Draft starts at 3. Wilson going 2,” Brugler tweeted of the message he received.
Text from an NFL scout who was at the BYU pro day:
"Draft starts at 3. Wilson going 2."
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) March 26, 2021
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is widely projected to be the No. 1 pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer attended Lawrence’s Pro Day. Meyer was not in attendance for Wilson’s.
New York Jets
The New York Jets currently own the No. 2 pick in April.
Prior to Wilson’s throwing session, the San Francisco 49ers traded up to the No. 3 pick and gave a haul to the Miami Dolphins. The trade showed what a potential trade up to No. 2 would cost an organization.
New York had three members of its organization in Provo to see Wilson throw. Jets general manager Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh, and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur attended BYU’s Pro Day.
Zach Wilson (@zachkapono1) continues to make people believe.
🗣: “That’s the throw of the Pro Day season!”
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) March 26, 2021
During the event, Douglas and Wilson had a conversation on the field of BYU’s Indoor Practice Facility.
Well, that was some show Zach Wilson put on today at the BYU pro day. 😳
— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) March 26, 2021
After Wilson threw, he was asked about what interactions he’s had with the Jets throughout the draft process.
“Great staff, love those guys. Joe Douglas is a great guy and it was good to see him out here. They got a good thing going,” Wilson said.
Zach Wilson on the interactions he's had with Joe Douglas and the Jets' coaching staff:
"Great staff, love those guys. Joe Douglas is a great guy and it was good to see him out here. They got a good thing going" pic.twitter.com/BKwWkZUZdn
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) March 26, 2021
The former BYU quarterback also highlighted that he’d be happy to play for whichever teams drafts him.
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