The New York Jets have selected quarterback Zach Wilson out of Brigham Young University with the 2nd overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Zach Wilson is a 21 year old, 6’ 2”, 214 pound quarterback who rocketed up draft boards with a standout final season at Brigham Young. In his final season Wilson completed 73.5% of his passes, averaged 11 yards per attempt, and threw 33 touchdown passes with just 3 interceptions. Wilson also rushed for 254 yards and 10 touchdowns. It was a brilliant campaign, but the level of competition and a history of shoulder injuries have led skeptics to question his viability in the NFL. Wilson ran a somewhat similar offense at BYU to the one he expects to run with the Jets.
Zach Wilson has excellent arm talent, good mobility, the ability to improvise and throw accurately on the run, and throws a nice deep ball. He has struggled at times with short range accuracy. Like all prospects, Wilson will need coaching and hard work to develop into the quarterback the Jets are expecting him to become. He has great potential. Time will tell if that potential will be maximized with the Jets.
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Thus begins a new era in Jets football: the Zach Wilson era. May this era bring great success to the Green and White. Welcome to the Jets, Zach Wilson.
The Jets remaining picks in the 2021 NFL draft are as follows:
First Round: Pick #23
Second Round: Pick #34
Third Round: Pick #66 and Pick #86
Fourth Round: Pick #107
Fifth Round: Pick #146 and Pick #154
Sixth Round: Pick #186 and Pick #226