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Russell Wilson Impresses At Seahawks Minicamp, Thrusts Himself Into QB Competition

When the Seahawks drafted QB Russell Wilson in the 3rd round of last month's NFL draft, it was one of the rare moves made by the franchise that pundits actually praised. The lone knock on Wilson was his height, or else he would have likely gone in the Top 10, according those same pundits.

Based on reaction from his performance at the Seattle Seahawks' rookie minicamp this weekend, it sounds like size doesn't matter.

Most notably, Carroll saying that Wilson had shown enough to get a chance to compete for the starting QB spot with Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson:

Following that news, a football mind that we greatly respect here at SBN Seattle, Doug Farrar, took to twitter and fired off this series of tweets on Wilson:

Also, this from ESPN's Liz Mathews:

Now, the comparison to Drew Brees is an obvious one, because both QB's are vertically-challenged. But In reality, Wilson doesn't need to be measured against Brees, he needs to be measured against Flynn and incumbent starter, Jackson.

That's where Farrar's analysis perks our interest. The fact that Wilson can do certain things "as well or better than any QB on the roster" means we may actually get the first real QB competition of the Carroll Era.


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