NFL Draft Profile: Tyree Wilson

As the NFL's annual free agency frenzy comes to a close, it's time for teams to look forward to the year's best and last chance to improve their rosters: the NFL Draft. As April 27th approaches, we'll look at the prospects most likely to transform a franchise's fortunes.

The Player: Tyree Wilson, Edge Rusher

Texas Tech edge rusher Tyree Wilson cast a long shadow in his time with the Red Raiders. The towering defender compiled 17.0 sacks, 32.0 tackles for loss, and 121 total tackles across his college career. Players with his length and explosiveness don't come along every day. He may not have the resume of fellow top draft prospect Will Anderson Jr., but some teams may prefer his significantly more imposing frame.

The Tools:

Wilson's tools are what will make him a top pick. He measured in at 6'6" and 271 pounds at the NFL combine with gargantuan 35 5/8" arms. Given that tremendous length, he posted a respectable 23 reps on the bench, but teams will have to wait until his pro day to see the true breadth of his talents. As it stands, he cuts a similar silhouette as recent NFL star Chandler Jones.

The Verdict:

NFL teams would likely prefer to have seen more production in a four-year college career from Wilson. Texas Tech is not exactly known as a defensive powerhouse, so it's possible he was held back by his team and the overall offensive bent of the Big 12 conference. Still, teams will adore his physical profile, and his best days could easily be ahead of him. If he blows teams away at his pro day, he'll have a chance to be the first defensive end off the board on draft day.

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