Wilson reminds me of Tony Pike the Cincinnati QB who was drafted by the Panthers. Both were effective game managers who really aren't overly impressive to watch. Matt Flynn was also the same way but he grew his game far beyond that in the NFL. Will Wilson do the same or will he be out of the league in a year like Pike?
I seem to recall a friendly suggestion to the OP many months ago that stepping up his game in terms of facts and better grammar, spelling, etc would serve him well around here.
He mocked me saying it's all good.
Go figure ....
Furthermore, the Ravens are not interested in any QB's at all.
They're negotiating with Flacco right now for an extension. He's going to be the starting QB in Baltimore for at least 5-7 more years. Probably more. They obviously felt good enough with their QB situation last year to only carry two and one of them was a late round rookie, Tyrod Taylor, who brings a majority of the skill set that Russell Wilson brings to the table, but Taylor is also 6'1" and runs a lot better than Wilson does. He's more fluid.
The last thing you want as a short QB who is already at a disadvantage seeing open guys is to take a long time to wind up and deliver the ball.
He'll be a decent back up and may have the potential to start, but I gotta disagree STRONGLY he's anything under a 4th - 5th rounder.
Honestly, Wilson has a decent arm on him and he's got big hands & a high release, which bode well for him. I just don't think he's going to have the opportunity because no coach or GM is going to look at him as anything more than a back up. If he was a legit 6' (Brees is 6' and change) then I could see a coach being able to look past the height disadvantage, but he's under 5'11". That alone is going to make it extremely difficult for him to overcome and I doubt he does.
Other than Doug Flutie, what sub-6' quarterback has ever had any amount of legitimate success in the past 20 years? There are plenty of guys in college that can throw the ball well and are under 6' or right at 6' and it's very difficult for them to break that barrier. Case Keenum is another QB right now coming out of Houston and he is right at 6' and is just a pure passer, but Houston's offense was designed for a QB to throw the ball 50+ times a game and didn't need a guy to be a prototypical NFL passer.
Well, this thread certainly is going nowhere ....
I care more about whether or not a player can play the game than his physical attributes. If Wilson is available in a late round, I could see Ozzie grabbing him to compete with Taylor for the back-up spot. If he ends up pushing Flacco for the starter's role, that's a bonus.
I agree with the sentiment that using a first round pick on a guy who is probably going to be available in the later rounds is foolish. That's true even if you think you're looking at the next Jerry Rice, Walter Payton, or Dan Marino (guys that retired at the top, statistically, at their position).