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Travis Wilson | Quarterback

Team: Utah Utes
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 233

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Utah QB Travis Wilson said that he had been working on a higher throwing motion heading into Thursday's Pro Day.
We've given Wilson occasional reality checks in this space simply because we don't see him as a legitimate NFL quarterback. To his credit, he is aware of his human imperfection, saying, "I’m trying to get the ball up a little bit higher and just working on my fundamentals. That was something I really wanted to harp on throughout this whole training process and just be more accurate with the football." It (perhaps) worked, as TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported that he might have "[done] just enough to get practice-squad consideration" thanks to a nice Pro Day show. Sat, Mar 26, 2016 01:47:00 PM

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According to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, "many feel" that Utah QB Travis Wilson "did just enough to get practice-squad consideration" during Thursday's Pro Day.

"Wilson threw the ball very well, displaying arm strength and accuracy; the latter of which has been a problem for him during game time," observed Pauline. We're not going to say we "hate" Wilson, as we love all of Planet Earth's college football critters, but color us dubious as to whether the 6-foot-7, 233-pounder has the chops to play in the NFL. He threw for 2,093 yards (62.1% completions) with an uninspiring 13/10 TD/INT ratio for the 2015 season. In a back-loaded class of quarterbacks, there are plenty of interesting mid-to-late round arms who offer more upside and more steadiness than that of Wilson.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 09:55:00 PM

Utah QB Travis Wilson completed 7-of-10 passes for 66 yards in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Wilson averaged 6.6 YPA while completing the majority of his passes. No touchdowns, though. The 6-foot-7, 233-pound Utah product threw for 2,093 yards (62.1% completions) and a 13/10 TD/INT ratio over the course of the 2015 campaign. While he has a desirable frame for the next level, his game itself just isn't there. We haven't seen enough NFL attributes to make us believe he's a draftable commodity. The Ute offense cratered after RB Devontae Booker went down with a knee injury late in the season, which doesn't show well on Wilson's ability to carry a team.
Sun, Jan 24, 2016 03:40:00 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson completed 9-of-16 passes for 71 yards in Saturday's 35-28 victory over BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl.

For all those who bet on BYU or picked them in a confidence pool, this was a brutal game to watch. The Cougars utterly dominated the last 49 minutes of this 60-minute game. It was what happened in the first 11 minutes that took Utah home. The Utes raced out to a 35-0 lead with 4:38 left in the first quarter, scoring five touchdowns in a stunning 6:21 stretch of clock time that included two pick-sixes and a one-yard touchdown drive. As expected, the Utes couldn't move the ball without Devontae Booker, gaining less than 200 yards of total offense. Wilson ended his career as he played it, failing to get the ball to receivers with his side-winding motion. He's not an NFL prospect despite his ideal 6-foot-7, 233-pound frame.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 07:49:00 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson "comes with upside but needs work from the ground up," TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline observes.

"For a signal caller that looks the part, more often than not Wilson doesn’t play to it. Measuring 6-feet/7-inches and 220lbs with a decent arm, Wilson throws with inconsistent mechanics and makes questionable decisions," Pauline writes. The Utah signal caller has had an up and down year for the Utes, completing 62.4% of his passes for 2,024 yards with a 13/10 TD/INT ratio on the season.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson has accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Wilson will have a chance to impress in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He'd best take advantage of it. In late October, CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler wrote that "it's hard to see [Wilson] being drafted" due to a nontraditional throwing motion and questionable decision-making. For the 2015 regular season, the 6-foot-7, 233-pound senior completed 62.4% of his passes for 2,024 yards with a 13/10 TD/INT ratio. He also rushed for 466 yards and six touchdowns, though he averaged just 3.3 YPC on his 126 rushing attempts. There's little in his game to indicate that he's ready to take on competition at the NFL level.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 06:52:00 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson "is often late with his reads and makes too many poor decisions, forcing the ball into windows that simply aren't there," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.

"Wilson stands tall at six-feet-seven, but with his unorthodox throwing motion, the ball shoots off his hand at a low launch point, allowing defenders to float and break on throws," Brugler wrote. The Utah prospect had a rough outing in Utah's 42-24 loss to USC, completing 24-of-36 passes for 254 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Although Wilson "has some fans in the scouting community," Brugler adds that "it's hard to see him being drafted," after his outing versus USC.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 03:31:00 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein panned Utah senior QB Travis Wilson's performance against USC as "absolutely dreadful."

When the shoe fits. Wilson completed 24-of-36 passes for 254 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions in the 42-24 loss. "Not only was Wilson's accuracy way off, his decision-making was extremely problematic," Zierlein wrote. "Wilson threw into coverage throughout the game and was intercepted three times by USC freshman linebacker Cameron Smith. Smith kept reading Wilson's eyes and Wilson kept taking him right to the throw by locking in on slot targets. Wilson's gnarly looking arm slot and release is a turn-off to scouts, so he can't afford to make these kinds of poor decisions." The 6-foot-7, 233-pound senior has never looked like an NFL quarterback when throwing the ball.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 03:33:00 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson completed 24-of-36 passes for 254 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions in Saturday's 42-24 loss to USC.

Wilson had thrown just three interceptions in five games prior to tangoing with the Trojans on Saturday. That number's up to seven, now, as USC picked him off four times on their way to a 42-24 win. For the season, the 6-foot-7, 233-pound senior's thrown for 1,233 yards with a 9/7 TD/INT ratio. He's also matched his weight in rushing yards, with 233 of 'em, plus three rushing touchdowns.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson completed 26-of-36 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 34-18 win over Arizona State.

Wilson threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Harrison Handley in the first quarter and an 11-yard scoring pass to Kenneth Scott in the second quarter. The 6-foot-7, 233-pound senior's completing 67.9% of his passes through five games played (he missed the team's 45-24 win over Fresno State on September 19 due to a shoulder injury). He's averaging 7.15 yards per attempt and has thrown for 980 yards with a 7/3 TD/INT ratio.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson said that his shoulder is not yet back to 100% strength.

While it's certainly not a positive that Wilson' still dealing with a kinky shoulder, he indicated that it only really bothers him when he's getting hit. The injury didn't prove problematic in the slightest during Saturday's route of Oregon, as the 6-foot-7, 233-pound senior completed 18-of-30 passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns. He also turned in 100 yards and a touchdown on the ground, a nice sign given how often players become tentative when they're not at their healthiest. The Utes host Cal this weekend as they look to capture another big win.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 07:26:00 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson offers a "unique blend of size, mobility and arm talent," notes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

The 6-foot-7, 233-pound Wilson threw for 227 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 100 yards and another score in Saturday's romp over Oregon. "Wilson attempted a variety of NFL-caliber passes, showing the velocity and accuracy to hit quick slants as well as terrific touch on fades, deep balls and short passes to the flat," Rang wrote. "Wilson showed particularly good ball placement on a seven-yard slant to his left and a nine-yard back shoulder fade near the back right pylon for a pair of second quarter touchdowns." Wilson has big durability concerns. He played with a shoulder sprain Saturday and had concussion issues in 2013 which led to the discovery of a pre-existing injury to an artery in his brain. "While doctors may be concerned, scouts will certainly take note of Wilson's unique traits," Rang wrote. "Quarterbacks with his blend of size, speed, accuracy and toughness after all, are rare."
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson went off in Saturday's 62-20 obliteration of Oregon, throwing for 227 yards and four touchdowns and running for 100 yards and another score.

In a stunning outcome -- the Utes were double-digit underdogs -- the biggest surprise may have been Wilson's star turn. He completed 18-of-30 passes and shredded an Oregon defense keyed in on Devontae Booker. Stranger still, Wilson was questionable to even play in this game due to a shoulder sprain that held him out of last week's game.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson is questionable for Saturday's game against Oregon with a sprained left shoulder.

Wilson sprained his left shoulder on a scramble against Utah State. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham sat Wilson against Fresno State in preparation for this game. Whittingham separated Wilson and backup Kendal Thompson with an "OR" on the depth chart. Frankly, we think Oregon's QB injury situation is far more pressing than Utah's for this game. Thompson can hand off to running back Devontae Booker just about as well as Wilson can.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Utah senior QB Travis Wilson is questionable for Saturday's game against Fresno State with a sprained left shoulder.

Even if the quarterback misses the next contest, Wilson is expected back versus Oregon. The Utes have a capable backup in Kendal Thompson, as the senior has started plenty of contests when Wilson missed games. Wilson has yet to throw for a touchdown (one interception) in 2015, but he has run for two scores.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 11:03:00 AM