Just over a month ago Terrelle Pryor had to like his odds of earning the starting job coming out of camp. Then the Raiders traded for Matt Flynn promptly putting Pryor on alert that he’s got a real uphill battle to be the starter given the amount if guaranteed cash coming Flynn’s way. Now on the third day of the 2013 NFL Draft it’s becoming clear Pryor’s odds of staying on the roster, never mind starting, are becoming long.
With the 112th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft the Oakland Raiders grabbed Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson. This after trading down 12 spots to acquire yet another 6th round pick. Oakland swapped with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to add their fourth 6th round pick in addition to sliding down in round four.
The end result was McKenzie drafting Wilson who figures to compete with Pryor for the right to backup Flynn.
Once upon a time Wilson was seen as a potential first round talent. After replacing Ryan Mallett at Arkansas he put up some monster numbers as a junior but regressed his senior year in which he suffered through injuries including a concussion.
None the less Wilson is a pro-ready thrower with some real tools that could make Pryor’s time in Oakland all but over. Consistency was a problem for Wilson but getting a player of this talent at the 112th spot is a real value for McKenzie.