Russell Wilson, the only sure-fire Hall of Fame QB drafted this decade, has changed the evaluation game

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Russell Wilson, the only sure-fire Hall of Fame QB drafted this decade, has changed the evaluation game
Russell Wilson, the only sure-fire Hall of Fame QB drafted this decade, has changed the evaluation game

The NFL Draft is an inexact science. This often-repeated statement has never been more true than in the case of Russell Wilson, the player who has changed the game in terms of how undersized quarterbacks are evaluated. Wilson was the sixth QB taken in the 2012 draft when he lasted until Seahawks general manager John Schneider tapped him at pick No. 75. As had been the case in the past for some NFL superstars-to-be who fell out of the first round, such as Fran Tarkenton (third-rounder) and Drew Brees (second round), the knock on Wilson was his lack of height. At 5-11, Wilson was downgraded because he didn't fit the prototype of the 6-4, 240-pound Andrew Luck, who was picked first in that 2012

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