Russell Wilson, Quarterback, Wisconsin 2012 NFL Draft Scouting Report


This is the official scouting report page for Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson, who is having a fantastic senior campaign for the Wisconsin Badgers. Check out all of our other scouting reports here at NFL Mocks.


6’0″ 201 pounds

Scouting Report

Wilson unfortunately doesn’t have ideal size for an NFL quarterback, but fortunately for him, it might not wind up mattering. Wilson isn’t quite a clone of Seneca Wallace, but they are pretty similar players and Wallace made it in the NFL for a while. There will be a team that finds a spot for this guy, who is one of the more veteran players in college football. After three years at North Carolina State, Wilson took his show on the road to Wisconsin after being drafted to Major League Baseball by the Colorado Rockies. Graduated in three years from NC State, very smart guy who has been one of the biggest playmakers in the ACC up to this past year. Since coming to Wisconsin, he’s played nothing but Heisman caliber football, throwing for 1,136 yards, 11 touchdowns, and only one interception in four games as the Badgers’ starting quarterback. Dual threat quarterback who has a strong arm and can make all the needed throws. Has struggled with accuracy in his career but his decision making has improved considerably with the Badgers. The fact that he earned the starting job and has such great chemistry with his teammates already is a real testament to his work ethic and leadership ability. It will be interesting to see what he plays at the next level, but he undoubtedly has a future in the NFL or MLB.

PROS: Arm strength, accuracy, decision making, athletic ability, clutch factor, vision, escape ability, coachability, teammates love him, great leader, doesn’t make a lot of mistakes

CONS: Height

Bottom Line:

If Wilson were two inches taller, he would be a first round pick, and maybe the number one pick overall. He is such a great athlete and leader that he will likely wind up being one of the best quarterbacks in his class despite his stature. I’ve watched a lot of Wisconsin games this year and haven’t noticed any deficiency in his game because of his height, but it will likely cause him to be under-drafted.