BYU (9-0) at Coastal Carolina (9-0)
5:30 PM ET, ESPNU
A big, strong kid with a big arm and sparkling college resume. When you watch Wilson on tape, though, it’s the improvisational skills that stand out. When plays break down, he doesn’t panic. He goes “schoolyard” and makes things happen. There’s a bit of Favre to this kid. There’s a bit of Kyler to him too. He’s got the skills but he also has the swagger and style. He won’t only be comfortable leading a football team. He’ll be comfortable as the face of a franchise.
The question is whether the Bears will even have the opportunity to get him.
Watch This Throw.
This Zach Wilson throw >>>>> pic.twitter.com/WAM5mIcV7x
— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) December 1, 2020
Watch This Too.
BYU QB Zach Wilson
— Working through progression
— Climb pocket and slide away from pass rush
— Manipulate defenders with eyes
— Unteachable arm talent pic.twitter.com/5CZmm2khDZ
— Brad Kelly (@BradKelly17) November 27, 2020
- Mel Kiper has elevated Zach Wilson substantially this season. He explains why here.
- The folks at Walter Football have not elevated Wilson to star level yet, mainly because he has not faced elite talent. (That’s why adding this game today has so many excited.) If BYU wins today, they could find themselves in the College Football Playoff. That experience could dramatically change the perception of Wilson.
- The first Tweet above was from Nick Farabaugh at ProFootballNetwork – an individual and site I’d never heard of previously. But his profile of Wilson at that site is the most thorough I’ve read. Definitely bookmarking this site for the offseason.
This Made Me Happy.
Gross…this is more like it! #Bears pic.twitter.com/dJcvWCqUEG
— Conor Wheeler© (@cwheel_8) December 2, 2020
There will be a loud, consistent drum beat for this kid on DBB starting the second the 2020 season ends.