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Raiders sign fourth round pick QB Tyler Wilson to rookie contract

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The Raiders announced today that they have signed fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson.

Wilson was selected 112th overall by the Raiders in April's draft. He played in 37 career games with 24 starts in four years at Arkansas, setting several school records including 7,765 career passing yards on 593 completions. He also totaled 52 touchdown passes, becoming just the fourth quarterback in Arkansas history to top 50 career scoring tosses.

His completion percentage has always been north of 62% but he threw more interceptions (13) and less touchdowns (21) than he did as a junior (24 TD, 6 Int). Much of that was due to the change in coaching at Arkansas following his junior season.


The 6-2, 215 pound quarterback was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and was named preseason third-team All-American as a senior. As a junior, he became the first Arkansas quarterback to earn first-team All-SEC honors after setting school records with 3,368 passing yards and 24 touchdowns.

The Raiders have now signed eight of the team's 10 selections from the 2013 NFL Draft. The remaining rookies to be signed are the top two picks -- 12 overall pick, CB D.J. Hayden, and 2nd round pick, OT Menelik Watson