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C.J. Wilson (DE)
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Selected by: Green Bay Packers
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 23 (230)
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Pick Analysis: A solid prospect, with good size and strength, Wilson will likely play the 5-technique in the Packers' 3-4 defensive scheme. He has a chance to contribute in a few years as a powerful end with pass rushing potential.

Overview

Wilson has been a durable active defender for the Pirates over the past two seasons. He has good edge quickness and speed to close to the quarterback as a pass rusher. He is an instinctive player who feels pad pressure well to maintain his gap responsibility. Questions remain about his ability to be an effective coverage defender on zone blitzes or if he can project to outside linebacker due to his lack of great lateral agility and quickness. Wilson should be able to give a team good depth with his natural strength, toughness and intangibles as a 4-3 defensive end.


Strengths

Wilson is a productive, versatile defender who has lined up at different spots along the line. He is an instinctive player who has shown good edge quickness and speed when rushing the passer. Possesses natural range in pursuit. Displays impressive hand-use toughness. Is highly competitive with a good motor.

Weaknesses

Wilson only exhibits average lateral agility and doesn't appear comfortable playing in space. Needs to become more consistent with his pad level. At this time, he only possesses a limited pass-rush package. Needs to improve his counter rush moves.

Grade

3.6

 
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