Tyree Wilson - LB/Edge - Texas Tech
Welcome to the rookie profile of Tyree Wilson. Wilson profiles to be one of the elite edge rushers in this class and figures to be a top 5-10 pick in the NFL draft.
Wilson has the size and skillset to be an every down edge rusher and could see himself develop into on of the leagues most electrifying pass rushers. Regardless of who Wilson lines up against he has an elite ability to get pressure on the quarterback. He may not possess elite speed, but his size and technique allow for him to be an elite edge rusher.
Height: 6′ 6″
Weight: 280 lbs
40-yard dash: DNP
3-cone drill: DNP
20-yard shuttle: DNP
Vertical Jump: DNP
Broad Jump: DNP
Bench Press: 23 reps
|2020||Texas Tech||Big 12||SO||DL||7||7||3||10||1.5||1.5||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|*2021||Texas Tech||Big 12||JR||DL||13||26||12||38||13.5||7.0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|*2022||Texas Tech||Big 12||SR||DL||10||36||25||61||14.0||7.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1|
Tyree Wilson was a 3-star recruit coming out of West rusk High School before joining Texas A&M.
As a freshman at Texas A&M in 2019 he played in only 5 games where he recorded 7 tackles, 5 assists and 3 sacks.
After the 2019 season he opted to transfer to Texas Tech where he saw a slight increase in playing time, appearing in seven games. He recorded 7 tackles, 3 assists and 1.5 sacks.
In 2021 as a junior, Wilson became a full time player for the first time in his college career. He played in 13 games and recorded 26 tackles, 12 assists and 7 sacks.
In his final year at Texas Tech before declaring for the draft Wilson registered 36 tackles, 25 assists and 7 sacks.
Tyree Wilson is a beast of a man. He is a strong, well built player that can easily handle the physicality of a three down role in the NFL.
Wilson is flexible, quick and agile and is able to beat multiple defenders in a manner that appears totally effortless. His size is elite, his reach and wingspan are massive and allows him ample leverage against blockers.
His athletic ability also provides enough speed for him to chase down ball carriers when they get passed the line, he won’t break any 40 yard dash records but his combination of size, speed and skill sets him up to be a truly elite defender at the next level.
Wilson possesses the skillset but often lacks the elite speed required to get that extra step to turn a QB hurry into a QB sack.
He is sometimes inconsistent with his technique at the line and often allows himself to get bogged down and jammed between defenders at the line of scrimmage which leads to struggles getting consistent penetration.
Wilson was physically dominant in college but will need to refine his inconsistent technique and skillset in order to be a truly elite pass rusher at the next level. This lack of refinement causes him to struggle to shed blockers at times and will need to be refined for him to take his game to the next level against NFL level competition.
Pre Draft Analysis
Expected Draft Capital- Top 10 Pick
Ideal Landing Spot- Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons lacked a defense of any kind in 2022 frequently giving up yards in chunks. Tyree Wilson would be the perfect choice with their early first round pick and could have a Sauce Gardner like rookie season. He will likely be forced to learn with his feet in the fire from day one as the Falcons cannot afford to sit a high draft pick on the defensive side, but if he is able to work through the rookie learning curve he could soon develop into an elite defensive machine. Defensive Rookie of the Year is not a far-fetched outcome with regards to Tyree Wilson, great this are likely in his future.
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