Tyree Wilson Rookie Profile King Fantasy Sports

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.

Measurables

Height: 6′ 6″

Weight: 280 lbs

Age: 23

40-yard dash: DNP 

3-cone drill: DNP

20-yard shuttle: DNP

Vertical Jump: DNP

Broad Jump: DNP

Bench Press: 23 reps

College Stats

Defense & Fumbles Table
TacklesDef IntFumbles
YearSchoolConfClassPosGSoloAstTotLossSkIntYdsAvgTDPDFRYdsTDFF
*2019Texas A&MSECFRDL575123.01.5000000
2020Texas TechBig 12SODL773101.51.5000000
*2021Texas TechBig 12JRDL1326123813.57.0000100
*2022Texas TechBig 12SRDL1036256114.07.000001001
CareerOverall764512132.017.000011001
Texas A&M75123.01.5000000
Texas Tech694010929.015.500011001
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/9/2023.

Notable Headlines

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.

 

Scouting Report

Positives

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.

Negatives

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 can 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 is likely in his future.

Post Draft Analysis

Las Vegas Raiders – Round 1, Pick 7

Landing Spot

Wilson found himself shooting up the NFL Draft board going to the Raiders in the top ten. The draft capital for him is amazing and was nearly the best case scenario and the landing spot is also ideal as he lands with a Raiders team that is needy at almost every position on the depth chart.

He should be an impact player from the start of his rookie season and frankly, any less would be a massive bust given his massive draft capital. I expect Wilson to be a critical piece of this defence for many seasons to come.


Fantasy Impact

If you play in a league that drafts defensive players, Wilson will be going early in your drafts. He is easily a top-five selection as far as defensive players go. Will Anderson and Jalen Carter are both still likely to have a higher ceiling than Wilson but, he is probably the safest of the three. If you need a pass rusher on your IDP team and you have an early rookie pick then your first pick needs to be either Anderson or Wilson.

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