Originally published on SBReport.net on July 23, 2013
he Raiders announced that they have signed quarterback Tyler Wilson to his rookie contract on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-5, 215-pound quarterback was selected in the fourth round (112th overall) by the Oakland Raiders back in April after playing in 37 games (24 starts) in his four years at the University of Arkansas.
During his tenure at Arkansas, Wilson set program highs with 7,765 carer passing yards on 593 completions. He also came just the fourth quarterback in school history to throw for more than 50 touchdowns with his 52 scoring passes.
Wilson had a stellar junior year at Arkansas, throwing for 3,368 yards and 24 touchdowns – both program records – while being the first Arkansas quarterback to earn first-team All-SEC honors.
Many Raiders fans hope that Wilson will be able to overtake Matt Flynn in training camp for the starting position. That remains to be seen as camp opens up with their first practice on Friday.
The Raiders have now signed eight of their 10 draft picks. The remaining two rookies that have not yet been signed to their contracts are cornerback D.J. Hayden (12th overall) and offensive tackle Menelik Watson (42nd overall).