Just call it the Russell Wilson effect.
NFL general managers and personnel executives are covering their backsides this draft season after other teams passed over a potential franchise quarterback in the University of Wisconsin’s Wilson last season because he did not meet the eyeball test at 5 feet, 10 inches tall.
‘‘Maybe every several years, a Drew Brees comes along like that,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said. “And hopefully Russell’s one of those guys. But I don’t think people are going to go necessarily and say, ‘Hey, we’ve got to find a (5-10 quarterback).’ “