Stacking Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts against 2021’s best prospects

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4. player. 861. . . . Zach Wilson

The Philadelphia Eagles could be intrigued by Zach Wilson’s pure passing ability.

Quarterback Zach Wilson is coming off a breakout season with the BYU Cougars and is rocketing up draft boards, but the lack of competition he faced at BYU could concern teams.

The fiercest competition Wilson and BYU faced was in the 2020 season in which the Cougars matched up against the 14th ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers as Wilson’s offense struggled in a 22-17 loss.

Wilson’s pure arm talent might be the best in this year’s draft, however, he struggles with accuracy at times and when he misses, he misses big. Like Lance, Wilson has a nice blend of arm talent and mobility that will intrigue plenty of pro offenses as he should fit seamlessly into an offense with an RPO scheme or primarily shotgun-style offense.

Wilson has the ability to make the WOW throw that makes scouts and fans drool. He might end up being the most exciting quarterback to watch that comes out of this year’s draft, but he could be the most volatile as well. BYU’s wide receivers were often found wide open and rarely was Wilson forced to drive balls through tight windows on quick reads.

Wilson excelled against lesser talent, but it will probably take a team confident in their talent development to select Wilson.

It is evident that Wilson’s arm is more lively than the likes of Jalen Hurts, however Hurts should still be the choice if it came down to Wilson and the Eagles current quarterback.