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Doug Whaley Talks Senior Bowl Prospects

Bills scouts have been camped out in Mobile, Alabama this week evaluating the top senior prospects for the upcoming NFL draft.  Bills Assistant General Manager Doug Whaley was on the John Murphy show on Wednesday and talked about a number of the quarterbacks who are showing their skills to the NFL talent evaluators.

One possibility is Tyler Wilson from Arkansas.  Bills G-M Buddy Nix said he didn’t realize Wilson’s arm was as strong as it is until he saw him in person this week.  Whaley is a fan of the 6-2, 220 pound Wilson as well.

“I think one of the things that impresses me the most about Tyler Wilson,” Whaley said “if you look at him in college he was always under duress, so I think he’s getting here and he’s got time to throw and time to step in and time to put some zip on the ball. His talent level and skill level is starting to shine because he’s got some time and pocket presence and not always running for his life."

Perhaps the least publicized of the 6 quarterbacks who will compete in Saturdays Senior Bowl is Zac Dysert from Miami of Ohio and the Mid American Conference.  Whaley said Dysert has had an up and down week. "Its been sporadic. He had a good day the first day but then he kind of struggled” Whaley told Murphy. “That’s to be expected here because a lot of things are going through a guy’s head.”

“They may be throwing a bunch of offensive plays and he starts to swim and then he starts to press and when you start to press, and anyone who has played golf knows when you press you start to shank the ball,  those are the types of things you want him to work through.  I like the guy and one of his biggest qualities is keeping the play alive similar to the other  qb from Miami of Ohio that came out." (Ben Roethlisberger)

You can listen to the entire interview with Doug Whaley and hear what he had to say about  quarterbacks Ryan Nassib and Mike Glennon as well as some of the top wide receivers and linebackers who are working out.

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Locations : AlabamaArkansasMiamiOhio
People : Ben RoethlisbergerDoug WhaleyJohn MurphyMike GlennonRyan NassibTyler Wilson

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