The Super Bowl matchup is set as the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers make their way to Florida. For those whose NFL teams aren’t playing on Super Bowl Sunday, that means one thing: draft season.
With the 2021 NFL Draft coming up in just a few months, we all know who is going to go No. 1: Trevor Lawrence.
However, the next few quarterbacks after that are up for debate. With tons of quarterback-needy teams in 2021, they might fly off the board at a pace faster than we’ve seen in a long time.
So, where does the next quarterback tier rate after Lawrence?
3. Zach Wilson, BYU
Wilson is slated to go in the top three and is arguably the second-best quarterback in the NFL Draft behind Lawrence, but let’s dig a little deeper.
Wilson had a fantastic season for the Cougars and flew up draft boards and could definitely be the best of this group in his NFL career.
He finished the season with 3,692 passing yards along with 33 touchdowns and only three interceptions on the season. Those are incredible numbers regardless of who you play.
His worst game was against Coastal Carolina, which was by far the best team they have in the 2020 season. Wilson went for just 19 of 30 with 240 yards a score and a pick against Coastal in a game BYU lost 22-17.
Besides that game, Wilson was the best player on the field on any given night and can definitely translate his game to the NFL rather easily.
He can throw a deep ball as well as anybody in the NCAA and did so almost regularly for BYU this past season.