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Wilson has the physical skills to come into camp and compete right away. At 6'2", 215 pounds, he is solid enough to be behind center and take the hits that an NFL QB must be prepared to absorb.
He doesn't have Peyton Manning's "laser-rocket arm" but he has enough arm strength to make all of the throws an NFL QB must make.
Perhaps the biggest weakness for Wilson is his hand size. Hand size is important for a QB because it allows them to grip the ball and get good spin on throws. A QB's hand size affects the accuracy and speed of a ball, especially on deep throws where the amount of spin on a ball allows it to travel more easily through the air.
Unsurprisingly, the deep ball is one of Wilson's biggest weaknesses. While he has the arm strength to get the ball down the field, he is inconsistent with his ball placement, and sometimes his throws come out very wobbly which affects his accuracy.
He also has a tendency to put too much air under deep throws so defenders have the time to get to the receiver and stop the play.
Another knock on Wilson is that he possesses a longer wind-up on his throws than coaches would like. This is exhibited a bit in the photo but is even more pronounced on other throws when he allows his arm to dip below his waist.
This wind-up gives opposing safeties valuable time to anticipate a throw and jump routes or get into position to break up the pass.
On the positive for Wilson, he has the intangibles that coaches love. He's a natural leader, confident and charismatic. He's known for his toughness, taking hits but standing in the pocket to throw a pass at the last minute.
Again, he can make all of the necessary throws so the arm-motion mechanics, while not ideal, are not overly detrimental. He has all of the tools necessary to be a starter in the NFL.