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While Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence is a lock to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, there is some uncertainty growing on who will follow.

Ohio State’s Justin Fields was presumed to be the second-overall pick. But the Buckeyes QB has fallen under a little more scrutiny as the season has gone on. And BYU’s Zach Wilson has emerged as an elite playmaker, who went from a bubble first-round prospect to a potential top-10 pick.

One NFL executive even said they believe that Wilson will ultimately overtake Fields in the coming months ahead of April’s 2021 NFL Draft.

“Lawrence is the best quarterback in the draft and it’s really not all that close,” one executive told CBS Sports. “There is a big dropoff from him to Fields, and Wilson has really closed the gap with Fields. By the draft, he may have passed him. Seriously, this kid is really good.”

In Saturday’s 28-14 victory over San Diego State, Wilson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns in BYU’s regular season finale. The win wrapped up a historic regular season for the Cougars, who finished with a 10-1 record.

“The fact that our quarterback is being mentioned as a possible guy to go to the next level, that’s a good sign,” head coach Kalani Sitake said of his junior quarterback.

“…That’s a good sign that the program is developing well and that we’ve got the right talent and doing things the right way. To me, that just confirms that what we’re doing is correct, and how we’re recruiting and developing guys is key to our success.”

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