Cedrick Wilson

Boise St.
WR

Prospect Info

College
Boise St.
Hometown
Class
Memphis, TN
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
197 lbs
31 1/2”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.46
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Dallas
Cowboys
Round 6 ‧ Pick 34
40 Yard Dash
4.55
Seconds
 
Bench Press
9
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
37.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
121.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.89
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.23
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
11.48
Seconds
 
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It wasn't that long ago that Cedrick Wilson, Sr. was playing in the NFL -- the former Tennessee receiver played for seven years in the league, being drafted in 2001 in the sixth round by San Francisco and winning a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now his son is heading towards a pro career. Cedrick, Jr., was an All-State pick in Tennessee as a quarterback before heading to Coffeyville Community College for two seasons. He was All-Conference as a freshman there and an All-American as a sophomore with 66 catches for 1,045 yards and 17 touchdowns. Wilson didn't take long to fit in with the Broncos, earning honorable mention All-Mountain West honors as a receiver (56 receptions, 1,129 yards, led team with 11 touchdowns) while also contributing as a punt returner (10 returns, 132 yards, long of 73 yards) in his junior campaign. His senior season was even better, earning first-team All-Conference recognition by leading BSU with 83 receptions and 1,511 yards, scoring seven times. He presents the height, hands, body control, footwork, and open-field agility to succeed as a starter at the next level.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
NFL Comparison
Johnny Holton
Overview
Wilson is a former high school quarterback with just four years of experience as a receiver including two on a major college level. He showed improvement from his junior to senior season and should continue to get better with more coaching and experience. Wilson has the potential to be a quality backup who might find time in three wideout sets. Teams may choose to use him as a big slot option with the potential to challenge on all three levels.
Strengths
  • Comes from football bloodline
  • Possesses good height and exudes confidence game-in and game-out
  • Can work outside or from slot
  • Nuanced route runner
  • Changes speeds inside his route to open doors for separation
  • Disguises route intentions underneath and on deep outs with strong vertical push
  • Able to coax off-man corners to open hips early
  • Has build-up speed with an extra gear when tracking the deep ball
  • Saw 26 percent of his catches go for 25-plus yards
  • Athletic and competitive with ball in his hands
  • Used on all three levels
  • High school quarterback who completed all four career pass attempts on gadget plays
  • Can compete as kick and punt returner
Weaknesses
  • Is a step slow into his routes off the snap
  • Had issues finding clean releases against aggressive press
  • Likely to see immediate, physical challenges off the snap as a pro
  • Won't always keep feet under him which caused occasional stumbles at the top of his routes
  • Ball skills and hand-eye coordination are average
  • Is a little tardy in making adjustments to off-target deep balls
  • Below average finishing challenging catches outside his frame
  • Won't have a highlight reel filled with circus catches
Sources Tell Us

"They like him inside his building. He's a worker and he doesn't take anything for granted because he had to work his way into this position. He's self made. I go to bat for those guys because they never let you down due to football character." -- AFC team area scout

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league