Raiders rookie QB Tyler Wilson impressing early
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Raiders rookie QB Tyler Wilson impressing early

Oakland Raiders quarterback Tyler Wilson @Tyler_Wilson8, a fourth-round selection out of the University of Arkansas, has "displayed the poise and skills of a seasoned veteran in only his second practice" according to Steve Corkran, a local beat writer with the San Jose Mercury News. Head coach Dennis Allen said, "Obviously, picking up a new system, there's a little bit of rust there. But throwing the ball, he's done a nice job. I don't have any question about his arm strength and accuracy."

Fantasy Analysis:

The early frontrunner for Oakland's starting job is Matt Flynn, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. This is not the first time that Flynn has been challenged by a rookie after being surpassed on the depth chart last season by Russell Wilson. The six-year veteran hasn't started a game since 2011 when he threw for 480 yards and six TDs in the regular season finale against Detroit while still with the Packers. That hot start landed him a job with the Seahawks, if only briefly. Flynn is the tenuous-at-best, "presumed" starter. This is obviously an open competition between Flynn, Wilson and Terrelle Pryor @TerrellePryor. May the best quarterback win.

San Jose Mercury News

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