That was in response to questions about missing wide receivers Jarius Wright, Joe Adams and Greg Childs.
"We look fast and intense," Wilson said after the Hogs completed the first workout of spring drills. "I see a lot of the same speed out there."
Wilson's role hasn't changed. He's the leader of the offense.
"I think my role is to continue to lead," he said. "We always stress that."
It was an exciting day for the offense with the return of running back Knile Davis. Wilson said, "It's always great to get one of your players back."
Wilson got a practice look at what everyone has been talking about the last few weeks, the new defense being installed by coordinator Paul Haynes.
"The pressure is toned down some," Wilson said of the differences between the old defense and the Haynes style. "We are going to keep things in front of us (on defense) so I was forced to go to a lot of check downs. I'd say there were five or six passes in the flats and that's what we are going to make quarterbacks do. Quarterbacks will have to be patient.
"I was trying to stay patient today. I like it because I think that's going to be a style of defense that gives our offense a chance to get a lead and put some points up."
Wilson is the unquestioned leader of the offense. The man that many thought would be the leader of the defense won't be on the field this spring. The Hogs learned they would be without one of the projected leaders on defense, linebacker Alonzo Highsmith. The senior is the top returning tackler and was counted on to make the calls for the defense. He sustained a partial tear to a pectoral tendon in weight lifting Tuesday.
"He's out for the spring," Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said. "It is a partially torn tendon. He was benching. I've had players with this injury before so it's not uncommon -- I think four times. They come back from it relatively quickly. He'll be back this summer."
However, Petrino said Highsmith will miss valuable time. He was expected to provide leadership to a defense that graduated Jerry Franklin, Jake Bequette, Jerico Nelson and Tramain Thomas. All were four-year starters.
"We'll miss him," Petrino said. "The spring could have been big for him. He thought he would provide the leadership for our defense. We wanted him to take over that group.
"Jerry Franklin was important in that role. He could get people in the right spots. It does hurt not to have him.
"What it will mean is younger players will get more reps."
The first team inside linebackers in drills Wednesday were Robert Atiga and Braylon Mitchell.
Some of the young guys aren't so young anymore. Wide receiver Julian Horton took first team snaps at wide receiver.
"Really, this was nothing new," Horton said. "We've been doing the same things for quite some time. We've done all of this all winter. So we were prepared. I've been here going on three years.
"I do feel like it's a great opportunity. It's definitely weird without guys like Joe, Jarius and Greg not out there. But it's time for some others to step up. We've gotten experience. We need to fill new roles.
"We've got a leader in Cobi Hamilton. He's doing a great job with the wide receivers. And the rest of us are filling in where there is an opportunity.
"We are just trying to get better every day. We are doing the same things we saw the other guys do. I've had someone to learn from in guys like Joe, Jarius and Greg. Now it's my turn."
The results of the winter testing program for the football team were released on Wednesday. Here are the team leaders from some of the tests:
1. Knile Davis, RB, 4.33
2. Maudrecus Humphrey, WR, 4.34
3. Marquel Wade, WR, 4.35
4. Darius Winston, CB, 4.36
5. Cobi Hamilton, WR, 4.37
6. Ronnie Wingo Jr., RB, 4.38
7. Chris Smith, DE, 4.40
Cameron Bryan, K, 4.40
9. Dennis Johnson, RB, 4.41
Eric Bennett, S 4.41
1. Alfred Davis, DT, 460
2. Lavunce Askew, DT, 445
3. Alvin Bailey, OG, 440
4. Byran Jones, DT, 420
5. Knile Davis, RB, 415
6. Tyler Deacon, OG, 410
7. Kiero Small, FB, 405
Chris Stringer, OT, 405
Brad Shearin, FB 405
10. Trey Flowers, DE, 400
1. Byran Jones, DT, 600
Robert Thomas, DT, 600
3. Knile Davis, RB, 570
4. Dennis Johnson, RB, 560
5. Alvin Bailey, OG, 555
6. DeMarcus Hodge, DT, 550
7. Austin Flynn, DE, 510
Jerry Mitchell, S, 510
9. Kiero Small, FB, 500
Chris Smith, DE, 500