BYU Quarterback Zach Wilson Declares for 2021 NFL Draft

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After a record-setting junior season that resulted in a No. 8 end within the Heisman Trophy vote, BYU junior quarterback Zach Wilson introduced Friday he’s declaring for the 2021 NFL draft.

“To the best fan base on the earth. Thanks for the three greatest years of my life,” Wilson wrote in an announcement. “On our own residence turf, or on the highway, there was no query that the Blue Wave could be fierce. BYU is a particular place. I’m without end blue.”

In 12 video games this season, Wilson accomplished a school-record 73.4% of his passes for 3,699 yards, 33 touchdowns and simply three interceptions. He led the Cougars to an 11–1 file and a win over San Diego State within the Boca Raton Bowl, wherein he threw for 425 yards and three scores. He additionally added two touchdowns on the bottom.

A 3-year starter, Wilson threw for 56 touchdowns and seven,659 yards in 30 profession video games, together with a 2-1 file in bowl video games. He is thought of one of many prime quarterback prospects on this yr’s draft class, and can possible be taken within the first spherical.

If chosen among the many first 32 picks, Wilson could be the third BYU quarterback taken within the first spherical in program historical past, becoming a member of Jim McMahon (No. 5 in 1982) and Marc Wilson (No. 15 in 1980). Corridor of Famer Steve Younger was picked first general within the 1984 supplemental draft. Solely two BYU gamers have been taken within the first spherical since 2000: defensive finish Ezekiel Ansah (No. 5 in 2013) and linebacker Rob Morris (No. 28 in 2000).