Originally Posted by mussop
You've got to be kidding. There is no question who was the better college QB or nfl prospect. If Wilson was so great in college why didn't he get drafted sooner? Why wasn't he even considered a first round prospect. Hate on Manziel all you want but it's silly to suggest what you are saying.
If Wilson was coming out this year and did exactly what he did his career at Wisconsin, he would be a late second round pick at best.
Manziel is being considered for the number one overall pick. No contest.
Because of his height mostly, and a bit of concern about his size. There are a lot of scouts and draftniks who care more about prototypical size than gametape, and I think even moreso when it comes to picking a QB. Brees had always been the exception to the rule, Wilson doing well in the NFL has opened the door a little more for under 6 foot QBs. Hence the "Wilson will make JFF a lot of money" quotes that we have been hearing since the Super Bowl.