Arkansas QB Selects Representation For NFL Draft


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson has chosen his representation for the 2013 NFL Draft.

Neil Stratton, who is president of the consulting service Inside the League, first reported via Twitter that Wilson had chosen CAA Sports and will train in Bradenton, Fla.

A source confirmed the report Monday.

CAA Sports is a well-known agency for professional athletes. It is a division of Creative Artists Agency, which is touted as the "world's leading talent agency."

NFL players represented by CAA Sports include quarterbacks Peyton Manning (Denver), Eli Manning (New York Giants), Matt Ryan (Atlanta), Tony Romo (Dallas), Philip Rivers (San Diego) and Drew Brees (New Orleans), according to its website. Other NFL clients include San Francisco LB Patrick Willis, Dallas TE Jason Witten, Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson, Miami OT Jake Long and Washington LB Brian Orakpo.

Wilson is expected to be among the top quarterbacks in the 2013 NFL Draft. He will train in Bradenton, Fla., in prepration for the 2013 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., in January. Wilson also is likely to receive an invitation to participate in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine later this winter.

Other outgoing Arkansas seniors are selecting representation for the NFL Draft as well this month. Tight end Chris Gragg said via Twitter last week he had signed with Joel Seagal, who also represents Tennessee RB Chris Johnson and Philadelphia QB Michael Vick.

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau