Zach Wilson Travels To Indianapolis For Routine Pre-Draft Medical Exam

Apr 9, 2021, 1:04 PM

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BYU quarterback Zach Wilson before the Cougars game against Coastal Carolina. (BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to undergo a medical examination as part of the pre-draft process.

Wilson is one of many high-profile college players currently undergoing routine exams prior to the 2021 NFL Draft.

The NFL Draft begins on April 29.

The former BYU quarterback posted a video on social media of himself driving next to Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts.


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According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New York Jets, who are projected by many football experts as Wilson’s landing spot in the NFL Draft, aren’t concerned about the quarterback’s shoulder that was surgically repaired in 2019.

The Jets currently own the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

#BYU QB Zach Wilson, who many believe is #Jets pick at No. 2, had shoulder surgery in 2019. But the #Jets didn’t need to wait for his Indy physical to feel confident in his shoulder,” Rapoport tweeted on April 8. “Based on info they’ve received from trusted medical sources, zero issues about Wilson’s shoulder.”

Zach Wilson’s 2019 Surgery

After Wilson’s freshman campaign came to an end, he underwent a procedure to repair the labrum in his throwing shoulder.

Wilson said that the injury dated by to his time at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah.

The surgery caused the quarterback to miss BYU’s spring football practices and limited him during fall camp.

Following an up-and-down sophomore season in Provo, Wilson looked 100 percent throughout the 2020 season and led the Cougars to an 11-1 record as a junior.

New York Jets

New York’s general manager, head coach, and offensive coordinator traveled to Provo to see Wilson throw during BYU’s Pro Day in late March.

After the Pro Day, Wilson was asked about his interactions 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.

Following the Pro Day, The Athletic’s Dane 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.

A week and a half after seeing Wilson throw, the Jets traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.


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2021 NFL Draft

Wilson will officially find out if the Jets will pick him during the NFL Draft, which will be held in Cleveland, Ohio from April 29-May 1.

It will broadcast on ESPN and NFL Network.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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Zach Wilson Travels To Indianapolis For Routine Pre-Draft Medical Exam