Photo of De'Runnya Wilson

Combine Results

Grade
5.09 ?
  • 4.85 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 7/8" Arm Length
  • 224LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Wilson was a basketball star who moonlighted as a receiver for his senior season, much to his coach's delight (31-682, seven TD receiving). Despite lacking any knowledge of how to really play the position, and not even being sure he wanted to play football, the Bulldogs put him out on the field as a true freshman. He collected 26 passes for 351 yards and three scores, learning along the way. Wilson starting 10 games in 2014, catching 47 passes for 680 yards and nine scores (including 9-105, two TD vs Orange Bowl against Georgia Tech). SEC coaches recognized his continued improvement in his third and final season with the Bulldogs, voting him second team all-conference after he started all 13 games, making 60 grabs for 918 yards and 10 touchdowns. Again he came up big in a bowl game, catching five throws for 96 yards and a touchdown in the Belk Bowl against North Carolina State.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.78 seconds
Vertical: 28 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 4 inches
Short shuttle: 4.52 seconds
3-cone: 7.16 seconds
Bench: 16 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Tight, controlled stride length into routes for a tall, leggy receiver. Battles through with hand fighting and strength. Clears out route squatters with physicality. Extraordinary catch radius. Combines height and length like giant net to snare would­-be incompletions. Confident hands catcher. Almost 77 percent of his catches went for first downs. Former hooper with superb ball skills on fades and downfield 50/50s. Bodies defender pre-­catch to take control and high-­points over the top. Legitimate red zone weapon. Size and contested catch ability a plus. Lacks consistency, but able to force cornerbacks out of the picture as run blocker.

Weaknesses

Mechanical and stiff with below average movement in space. Play speed is off. Shows no vertical speed to separate over the top relying only on size. Upright into breaks leading to rounded turns over crisp cuts. Fails to sell routes with fakes and speed variance. Maybe too aware of safeties when working the middle. Hard to spot a second gear and plays with very little separation quickness on any level of the field.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

Sources Tell Us

"Very limited but he scores touchdowns, and he's really big so he can play in the league." -- AFC wide receivers coach

NFL Comparison

Darren Waller

Bottom Line

Wilson might have to find work in a play­-action based passing attack that takes advantage of his size and ball skills down the field and allows for an ability to uncover through scheme. He doesn't have long speed to keep cornerbacks at bay or the the acceleration out of breaks to open passing windows as a possession receiver. Wilson might never be a volume target option, but his size and ability to score touchdowns in the red zone creates draft value.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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