Martez Wilson Scouting Report

Martez Wilson

Height: 6’4
Weight: 250
College: Illinois
40 Time: 4.42
Class: Junior
Stock: Down
Projected: 2nd Round

Stats

2010 – 112 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks, 4 PBU, 1 INT
2009 – 9 tackles (Redshirted)
2008 – 73 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 3.0 sacks, 3 PBU
2007 – 29 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 1 PBU

Overview:

Martez Wilson is considered a 1st-2nd round pick because he is superb athlete. It’s not often you see 6’4 250 pound LB’s who can run a 4.4. However, his play on the field is underwhelming. He has bad instincts, is raw in many aspects of his game and he has simply too much to overcome to be an elite player at the next level. The thing that  concerns me the most is his lackadaisical playing style. He jogs half the time and if he doesn’t think he can make a play he’ll shut it down. He’s a classic example of a player that looks like Tarzan and plays like Jane. Buyer beware.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Great size
– Outstanding straight line speed
– Rare athletic skill set
– Good productivity
– Looks very smooth on the field
– Has sideline-to-sideline range
– Has an excellent burst
– Not afraid to take on blockers
– Attacks the line of scrimmage
– Long arms and good strength gives him an advantage to shed blocks
– Has the potential to excel in coverage
– Efficient wrap up tackler
– Has experience with his hand on the ground
– Can get by tackles with his quickness
– Versatile, can play almost every LB position

Negatives

– Poor instincts
– Takes too many false steps
– Struggles to locate the ball on fakes
– Not polished in coverage
– Too aggressive at times
– Over-pursues and takes some really bad angles
– Inconsistent tackler
– Misses a lot of tackles because he doesn’t breakdown
– Needs to use his hands better to get off blocks
– Susceptible to cut blocks
– Awful motor
– Routinely gives up on plays much too early
– Had surgery on herniated disk in 2009
– Suspended 1 game for violating team rules in 2008

Skills
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 4.0
Tackling: 3.0
Coverage: 2.5
Point Of Attack: 3.0
Instincts: 2.0
Pass Rush: 3.0
Pro Potential: 2.5

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