After signing Sio Moore recently, the Oakland Raiders took a step closer to signing up their entire draft class Tuesday with the signing of quarterback Tyler Wilson as ProFootballTalk reported Tuesday afternoon that the Arkansas quarterback has been signed with two days before the Raiders report to their 2013 Training Camp.
Wilson was selected in the fourth round with the 112th overall pick after a career at Arkansas that saw him throw 52 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. Like several other quarterbacks drafted this year, Wilson was considered a first-round pick at points during college before being selected several rounds later in what was a bubble busting year for formerly highly touted quarterbacks including USC’s Matt Barkley who was also targeted by the Raiders.
After the buzz on Wilson from beat writers watching the Raiders minicamps was high and Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor were less than impressive to start the camp, some suggested that there is a chance that the talented Wilson might have an outside chance at rookie starts this season.
For now the Raiders have locked up a potential franchise quarterback in waiting, even if they are most likely going to hand over the reigns to the not so old Matt Flynn for the forseeable future.
The Raiders have now signed eight of their 10 picks from the 2013 Draft. However Oakland’s first two picks from 2013 still have yet to sign with the clock ticking towards camp. First-round cornerback D.J. Hayden and second-round tackle Menelik Watson — remain unsigned but will most likely get a contract hammered out before practices are missed.