Cedrick Wilson Draft Profile

Cedrick Wilson draft profile

Strengths:

  • Comes from football bloodline
  • Possesses good height and exudes confidence
  • Can work outside or from slot
  • Solid route runner
  • Changes speeds inside his route to open doors for separation
  • Disguises route intentions underneath and on deep outs with strong vertical push
  • Saw 26 percent of his catches go for 25-plus yards
  • Used on all three levels
  • YAC monster
  • Return skills

Analysis: Cedrick Wilson Jr. was a high school quarterback who has only played two years as a major college receiver. His dad may have helped him out with a thing or two, being that he won a Super Bowl as a wide receiver on the Pittsburgh Steelers. He showed improvement from his junior to senior season and should continue to get better with more coaching and experience. He can play inside from the slot or as an outside receiver. Being a former quarterback, he understands route nuances and is already solid in his grasp on an entire route tree. He knows how to disguise his routes, creating separations between him and his defender. Dangerous after the catch, Wilson’s tackle breaking and agility is apparent. He was used as a returner at Boise State and community college and could be used on special teams in the NFL. Work ethic is unquestioned.

Weaknesses:

  • Slow burst off snap
  • Struggled against press corners
  • Ball skills and hand-eye coordination are average
  • Below average finishing challenging catches outside his frame
  • Won’t have a highlight reel filled with circus catches

Analysis: Cedrick Wilson Jr. has a slow burst off the initial snap of the ball and that is one reason he has struggled so much against press coverage. Press corners can knock him off his spot, creating issues with his release. Being newer to the receiving game, Wilson does not make any circus catches on film and struggles to reel in throws that are outside his immediate frame. Catch radius is lacking. Ball skills do not come naturally.

What the scouts say: “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

Size: 6’5 197lbs

Draft Grade: 4th Round

NFL Comparison: Andre Holmes

Draft Projection: Round 5

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