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Hey Nostradamus!

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  1. Is there any historical precedent for a qb under 5'11 succeeding?

    Here is a list of every(?) NFL quarterback under 5'11"

    The only 2 quarterbacks who were successful were Eddie LeBaron (4 Pro Bowls) and Doug Flutie (1 Pro Bowl).

    Wilson does have one thing going in his favor, however: he's not that short.

    He measured 5' 10 5/8" at the Senior Bowl. He is that short.

    He's got a high release point, huge hands, good vision, and running ability though, on top great character both on- and off-field.

    I legitimately believe he would have gone ahead of Tannehill in the top 10 if he'd been 6'1" or taller. Whether he can succeed at his height, as a rookie, in a Seahawks passing offense that lacks consistent playmakers? I don't know, but I think it's worth it for the Seahawks to find out.

  2. The consensus seems to be that his height made his draft stock drop. But drew brees height made him drop as well...to the top of the second round. There is obviously something else at play with Wilson being passed over 74 times during the draft other that his height. What was it?

    An inch and a half shorter, a round and a half later?Given the wide consensus that he would have been top 10 if he was 6'2", I don't really know what else it would be. Brees was short, but not completely-unheard-of short. At 5' 10 5/8", Wilson (if he succeeds as a starting QB) really would be breaking the conventional wisdom.
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