2018 Cardinals Draft Profile
Name: Cedrick Wilson
Position: Wide Receiver
School: Boise State
Projected: 4th – 6th
Cedrick Wilson Jr. comes from a football family. His father spent time with the 49ers and Steelers, winning a championship in 2005. The younger Wilson spent two season in community college before joining Boise State in 2016. Wilson instantly became a playmaker for the Broncos and earned All-MWC honorable mention. In 2017 he was named All-MWC as well as the Biletnikoff Award and Paul Hornung Award watch lists.
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Has the physical traits necessary to be successful in the NFL. Wilson is tall but can work from the slot or out wide. He is a smooth route runner who utilizes decent head/shoulder fakes to create separation. Uses changes in speed going into and out of breaks to lose coverage. Fights for yardage and has big gain ability. Shows ability to run various types of routes. Able to pick up speed while ball is in the air. Can fill the role of punt and kickoff returner if needed.
Will need to get stronger to compete against press coverage in the NFL. Will be constantly physically challenged by secondary. Sometimes struggles to keep his feet when receiving contact prior to ball’s arrival. Has average ball skills and hand-eye coordination. Has spent just four years playing position, will need to work hard to get better technically. Struggles to make acrobatic catches.