Jul 30, 2013; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) throws a pass at training camp at Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders find diamond in the rough with Matt McGloin


The talk of the 2013 NFL draft for the quarterback position was highly criticized for not having much talent worth drafting high. Although one did go in the first round in E.J Manuel to the Buffalo Bills, it is left to determine if the critics of this draft were all correct.

After the release of fourth round draft pick Tyler Wilson today by the Oakland Raiders, are we starting to see that those predictions of no worthy high pick talent start to come true.

Tyler Wilson was one of the prospects in that draft that was said to be a sleeper, but than again they all could have had that label, which is why it was such a surprise when Manuel was picked in the first round.

Geno Smith seems to be having his difficulties in New York and I see him having a rough rookie season ahead of him, and the injury to Manuel will also set him back in his development.

But I never anticipated that a draft pick high as fourth would get cut from the roster, but this years quarterback draft was a dice roll to begin with.

Wilson was beat out by also rookie quarterback from Penn State Matt McGloin, who has out shined Wilson sense the OTA’s and over took him in the running for the third spot the last week of the preseason.

I guess getting drafted as a priority pick does not hold weight any longer.

Tags: Matt McGloin Oakland Raiders Tyler Wilson

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