Terry Shea, employed by agent Tom Condin, has been Wilson's mentor at IMG Pro Academy. Shea has coached in the NFL and worked as a quarterback developer the last six years with students such as Robert Griffin III, Sam Bradford and Collin Klein. Shea was Bill Walsh's offensive coordinator at Stanford and has several stints as OC in the NFL.
Wilson was excited about his performance on pro day. So was Shea.
"We've been building u to this since we first started working together three months ago," Wilson said. "It's a breath of fresh air to have this done. You have phases and this completes a big one. I don't know the percentage, but it was a pretty good day.
"We sat down with Terry and he scripted this based on the analysis of the guys we had running routes. We had Cobi Hamilton, Lucas Miller, Chris Gragg, Colton Miles-Nash and Dennis Johnson. I think we had a pretty good showing, all of the guys."
All 32 NFL teams were represented, but Wilson thinks there was special attention to the passing drills from some teams that had wanted to see his pro day.
"I think it was heavy with the Bills, Jets, Cardinals and Cowboys," Wilson said. "I think the Steelers sent their quarterback coach. The Bills might have had three coaches here."
Shea, who is also helped in Florida by Chris Weinke, was pleased with the performance. A lot of the work he's put in with Wilson was focused on his workout Friday.
"I've been directing these (pro day) events for six or seven years," Shea said. "I've got some history on putting together a script. We came in here the last four or five days to see who was going to be running routes. So we put it together with them in mind.
"Some of it is showcasing Tyler's skills. So we had some stuff on the move. So we put in 20 throws with him on the move, one third of what we did. We wanted to demonstrate that with him. He's mastered that and he demonstrated that. He's really good at that. And we wanted to show his seven-step drop. That's something not many college quarterbacks have. That's specific for NFL teams. They want that.
"So that's seven step, throwing from the left hash to the right sideline. That's the toughest throw. Tyler does that well."
Shea was pleased with the completion percentage.
"There were a couple that could have been caught, but Cobi went and got one that was really good," Shea said. "So that's a trade off. Tyler did well. He was very productive."
Shea said Wilson's performance compares favorably with what Griffin and Bradford did in their pro day events.
"Robert had very similar numbers last year," Shea said. "So if you are comparable to that guy, you did well. You produced.
"I'd say it was a little like Sam Bradford's, too. Sam was 51 of 52, so the numbers were not as high on the script. There were some dropped today or Tyler would have had a day just like that. I'd say if you're going to be very favorably compared to a quarterback like Robert Griffin on his pro day, it's A-plus for Tyler."
Gragg said he dropped two that would have helped his old quarterback.
"I thought I had a good day and wanted to show off my route running," he said. "So I did that. If I hadn't dropped those two it would have been perfect."
The pro day is far different from the combine when it's more about the individual interviews for the quarterbacks.
"I think you only get 12 to 15 throws at the combine," Wilson said. "I thought I did OK there, but there were a few that wobbled. I thought the spiral was tighter today. This today is more like what you see from a game or practice standpoint. I was pleased with today."
Gragg thought Wilson was on fire.
"He had it going," Gragg said. "I think his spiral was tight. He threw it in a tight window. It was pretty much Tyler."
There is always a lot of interest in 40-yard dash times at pro day, but Wilson, Gragg and Knile Davis elected to take their combine 40s. There were some others who ran for the scouts Friday.
Dennis Johnson, who measured 5-7.4 and 196, ran 4.48. He said he liked that time and was pleased with other aspects of his day.
"I got out of today what I wanted," Johnson said. "I would have liked to have gone to the combine, but that told me that they didn't think I was good enough. It's just made me more determined. I thought this was a good day."
Hamilton, who measured 6-2.6 and 215, ran 4.59 in the 40. Ross Rasner ran 4.54. Ronnie Wingo and Darius Winston both ran 4.46.
Condin, the agent for many quarterbacks, was pleased with the day. He said he's enjoyed his trips to Arkansas with Wilson performing well on both.
"I came in to watch Tyler for the Kentucky game, the storm shortened game," Condin said. "Tyler was really good that night. He was today, too. I can tell everyone here loves Tyler Wilson.
"I think what you continue to see with Tyler is that he brings a lot of great qualities, one of the most important being work ethic. He also has high character and intelligence for the position. That's probably the most important quality. He is like Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, the attention to detail to play this position. He pays extra attention to detail.
"Tyler is going to get it all covered. I'll give you an example. He came to Florida (to the IMG Academy) one week early to begin work."
Shea said it's been a fun three months.
"I've enjoyed Tyler," he said. "He's a joy to be around. It's been a great three months. I knew it was going to be good when I met him. And I knew he was special when I saw his tape.
"When you watch tape, you see someone who can fit the ball into a tight window. He's a great thrower when he's about to be hit. That's NFL stuff right there. He's football tough and he has the necessary arm strength. He's extremely gifted."