Wilson is very special. You think about how rare Tom Brady is, Russell Wilson is even moreso because of all the tools and extremely strong intangibles he possesses. You might not find another QB who compares or exceeds Wilson for a long time, at any pick, much less in the middle rounds.
That said, there are a few QBs that I think are worthy of Wilson comparisons. I know this isn't the draft forum, but the question was brought up. Here are some names I'd drop:
Johnny Manziel: Elite intangibles, plays at a very fast speed mentally and at a high level in general, plus his mobility is even more Fran Tarkenton than Wilson's (though Wilson is faster and on the whole I prefer his style of mobility). Manziel is a short QB, too. Just 6'0". He'll enter the draft in 2014, 2015, or 2016.
Jordan Lynch: Outstanding arm talent, he has Wilson type accuracy, and has Colin Kaepernick mobility and toughness. Natural QB, not just a stellar athlete. Strong intangibles too. Also a short QB. Just 6'0". He'll enter the draft in 2014.
BJ Daniels: Not overly comparable to Wilson, but he has the same height and build as Wilson and has similar mobility, arm talent, touch, and accuracy. A playmaker. Not as developed as a QB, but still, he's an exciting project. He'll be available late in the 2013 draft. 5'11" tall. He is just one of two QBs Seattle has met with this year.
Matt Scott: Nowhere near Wilson's level mentally or in terms of intangibles, but he's got elite level short area mobility and has a rifle arm. When he's on, he's deadly. Even when he's off, he's typically moving the chains. Like Wilson he seems most natural when allowed to scramble and improvise. Fast learner. Will probably go in rounds 2-4 in the 2013 draft. Scott is the other QB that Seattle has met with in 2013.
Ryan Aplin: Small school QB with outstanding numbers, great mobility and a strong, accurate arm. Looks like a complete natural in a point guard role at quarterback. Likely UDFA in 2013.
Ryan Katz: He's got some issues and seems to be a likely NFL flameout, but he's good for a few plays a game that make you double take because you think you're watching Russell Wilson. Likely UDFA in 2013.
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